Charter school takes retail space on the Westside

Westside Atlanta Charter School opening at Columbia Crest.

Westside Atlanta Charter School (WACS) will open in Fulton County for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The charter school, at 1903 Drew Drive, submitted a building permit application with City of Atlanta Wednesday to build out space in Columbia Crest residences.

The 6,000-square-foot school will open in space originally intended for retail, according to the permit.

An estimated $445,000 will be spent on the school's buildout.

WACS  was approved by Atlanta Public Schools in September 2012 and is currently enrolling kindergarten, first and second grade students.

Photo courtesy of Columbia Crest.