CHARLOTTE , NC - Mayor Pat McCrory , North Tryon Area Coalition President Herb Harriss
, and the Board of Trustees of Sugar Creek Charter School today announced plans to renovate the former K-Mart building at 4033 North Tryon Street into a world-class , state-of-the-art public school.Construction is scheduled for completion in August , and the School
is scheduled to open on September 8 , 1999.
Mayor Pat McCrory noted : This is exciting news for Charlotte.This project not only represents a wonderful reuse of a vacant facility but also helps strengthen the City's efforts at revitalizing the North Tryon corridor.It is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships work to benefit everyone..
Those of us who live and work in the North Tryon area are thrilled to welcome this wonderful educational opportunity , said Herb Harriss
, North Tryon Area Coalition President.This old K-Mart building is like a chrysalis ready to burst into a butterfly.We look forward to the success of this school and its many students..Advantage Schools , Inc.
, a leading education management company hired by the School's Board of Trustees , will oversee the build-out of the former K-Mart department store into a stunning new school with spacious classrooms , wall-to-wall carpeting , brightly colored walls , clean , accommodating restrooms , ample faculty workrooms , and a host of other amenities.The facility will include state-of-the-art information technology , security , and life safety systems.