The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) has officially purchased the land where it will build its new facility.
It's only a matter of weeks before the council submits a building permit application to the town, CREC Deputy Director Donald Walsh said Monday.
"It feels wonderful. This is a process that took a lot of time," Walsh said. "The most gratifying thing about this is that we were able to create a lot of support for the magnet school in Avon by talking about it."
CREC bought at 59 Waterville Rd., where the is located, nearly two weeks ago for $2,698,000, according to David Fresk, CREC project manager.
The Connecticut Department of Education has given CREC a $30,069,500 construction grant for the project, which will cover everything, Walsh previously said, including the sale price.
The magnet school will house up to 450 pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students, Walsh previously said.
Walsh profusely thanked the Planning and Zoning Commission and town staff for their cooperation in the application process.
"We wouldn't have been successful if it weren't for them," Walsh said.
As of Monday, CREC still plans to break ground in June, Walsh said. The goal is to open the school in September 2013.
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