PCSD has worked with Equitas Academy Charter Schools for the past six years, opening two campuses in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. PCSD and Equitas are developing of a new elementary school, currently in its first year at the Equitas 8th St campus. Equitas Academy #3 will be located at 1633 W. 11th Street in Los Angeles. The property is an existing vacant commercial building. The facility is secured by a 35 year lease. PCSD intends to renovate the existing building and add a second story to provide approximately 28,000 square feet of school facility. Where possible, PCSD prefers to rehabilitate existing structures and limit the amount of new construction and ultimately impact to the local community. The school is located in a Historic Preservation Zone and will require Conditional Use Permitting. Pending the completion of permits and entitlements, Equitas will occupy the site in the fall of 2017.