Charter-school expansion plans, supermarket appeal the focus of Chew and Washington development meeting

Two plans that would transform the area around Chew Avenue and Washington Lane are now in the works, though neither is yet guaranteed.

At 815 E. Washington Lane, an offshoot of Mt. Airy USA plans to build a school that would serve as a second campus of the Wissahickon Charter School.

Mt. Airy Transit Village, originally formed to bring a transit-oriented retail and residential project to that spot, will develop the site in partnership with the school.

Wissahickon Charter’s co-CEOs Jamal Elliott and Kristi Littell said the school plans to put a second facility for kindergarten through eighth grade at the new site. The environmentally-focused Wissahickon Charter has permission to grow to 960 students, though the new school would bring enrollment to a projected 922, Elliott said.

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