Renovation on a building on the eastern edge of downtown Fort Worth is to begin shortly to turn it into the new campus for the Young Women's Leadership Academy.
Tarrant County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to sell the Tarrant County Education Center building at 401 E. Eighth St. to the Fort Worth school district, said Superintendent Walter Dansby.
"I’m really happy that were going to have a presence in downtown Fort Worth," Dansby said. "This is a beautiful setting for our girls."
Trustees last month agreed to pay $5.8 million for renovations to the four story building once the sale was complete. The funds are left over from ad 2007 bond program for capital improvements.
The all girls school has outgrown its current location, a converted building on West Magnolia Avenue, where it has been since it opened in 2010.