YORK – A long-vacant building in downtown York will spring to life once again.
Monday night the York Board of Education unanimously approved a two-year lease on the space that lies behind the storefront between State Farm Insurance and the Cornerstone Bank location at Sixth Street and Grant Avenue.
The price of $1,000 a month will represent a big drop from the $2,300 each month it would have cost to stay at the current location near York Adopt a Pet. That building is owned by Epworth Village.
Lucas told his board Epworth offered the computer desks and other fixtures from the existing Enrichment Center to the district at $4,000, which was accepted.
Tuesday workmen were working over the HVAC system and installing drywall on the main floor.
The structure has much more space inside – including a full basement – than it appears to have looking from the street. Behind the building to the east is a large parking area for students to use as they come to school from their jobs or families or both.
“I feel very confident we’ll save $800-plus a month,” said Lucas.
That’s the ultra-conservative number. Lucas will not be surprised if net saving runs to $1,000 each month.
Renovations and updates are at the expense of the landlord, First National Company.
The district is to take possession July 1 which allows time for the Enrichment Center staff to fine-tune the building before students arrive in August.