610 W Schubert – CPS Early Learning Center

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is planning a new early childhood learning center to be located on the second floor of 610 W. Schubert Avenue. This location received approvals for a private school, Alt School, a few years ago, but that plan did not move forward. This pre-school will be part of Alcott College Prep at the corner of Wrightwood Ave. and Orchard St. Alcott Principal Estrada will also be principal of the pre-school.

Day care centers and preschools are allowed uses in any residential or business zoning district. This proposal, however, requires a “special use” approval before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) because the applicant is CPS.

A traffic impact study was conducted on the site. Please review the study results here.

Thank you to all who attended our virtual community forum on March 18, 2021. CPS representatives reviewed the educational aims of the project, its expected timeline and answered questions from the audience. Please review their presentation here.

Before presenting the project to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), the team conducted an impact study for proposed special use. Please review the impact study here.