A new Montessori school is planned at the former location of the Society for the Blind on Sakura Lane, the short street across from Sierra 2, between Third Avenue and Castro Way.
Larry and Dayle Rodenborn, who reside on Third Avenue and own the property, obtained the conditional use permit for the school from the city.
Last year, the Rodenborns were denied a permit to develop the building into a neighborhood craft beer taproom and restaurant.
Several security improvements have been made recently with additional property lighting, cameras and trimming of overgrown vegetation.
An opening date for the school will depend on the extent of remodeling needed.
Montessori schools operate according to the philosophy and methods developed in Italy by Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori method views the child as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of learning independently in a supportive environment.