Hmong Academy Expands Again
Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:15 AM

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The site plan for Hmong College Prep's expansion. The blue area shows the new middle school and skyway connection.

Hmong College Prep Academy expects to build a new middle school and outdoor playground beginning this July on land it owns southwest of Brewster and Pascal. A skyway over Brewster would connect the three-story addition to the existing buildings.

The K-12 charter school says current enrollment of 2,350 pupils is about 150 over capacity. The proposed project would expand capacity to 2,400 students, says CEO Paul Yang, and create the outdoor play space the school promised during its last expansion in 2018. The current fence surrounding the site will remain.

The new building will have 42 classrooms and a gymnasium. Related construction will eliminate some classrooms in the current buildings in order to expand the cafeteria, add more commons space, and expand administrative space. The school expects to seek $22.5 million in tax-exempt conduit revenue bonds through Saint Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

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A rough sketch of the expansion, looking east from Snelling.

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