Greenville New Markets Opportunity II (GNMO II), a Community Development Entity managed by Tax Advantage Group and Greenville Local Development Corporation in Greenville, allocated $13.7 million in New Markets Tax Credits to Legacy Charter School for the construction and renovation of facilities in Greenville.
The $26.9 million project includes the school’s first formal library, a renovated kitchen and dining facility, new classrooms, a double-court gymnasium, and handicap accessibility for the property. Once complete, Legacy will have the capacity to grow its student body to 1430 students, while continuing to prepare students to get to and through college graduation. The school’s new library facilities will also be available for use by community residents who currently do not have access to a public library, according to a release.
“Changing the trajectory for underserved kids won’t be simple or fast, and it will take a coordinated community effort like the funding from GNMO II,” said William Brown, Legacy’s founder and chairman. The opportunity to build our school’s first library is tremendous, not only for our students but the entire neighborhood.”