Here's an advance look at a story which will appear in the next issue of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council's Chatsworth Roundup e-newsletter.


Church Abandons Plans
to Build at CHIME School

Plans to redevelop the CHIME Charter Middle School property at Devonshire Street and Valley Circle as a church have been abandoned.

Although the property is still for sale, the school is seeking a Conditional Use Permit to continue operating as a school. The issue will be discussed 7 p.m., Thursday, by the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council's Land Use Committee which meets at the Train Depot, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road. To see an agenda, click here.

"The church has pulled their offer to purchase the CHIME campus in Chatsworth," said Julie Fabrocini, CHIME
executive director. 

"The campus is still on the market and we are accepting offers, including an offer from a local private school," she said.  Our current plan is to stay on the campus through the 2010-2011 school year.  We should know more about our long term plan in the next 6 months."

"CHIME Charter Middle School will be staying in Chatsworth, with the future goal of a K-8 campus in Woodland Hills," said Jennifer Lockwood, school principal.

The L.A. School Board is supporting the K-8 plan at CHIME's  Collier Middle School campus in Woodland Hills with $1 million in bond funding, and a $7 million grant from state Prop 55 funds, according to Tamar Galatzan, board member. The Collier site was closed in 1984 and has been occupied by CHIME since 2003

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