The Cleveland City Schools board has chosen an architect for a proposed elementary school to be built on a 20-acre site on Georgetown Road.

On Monday, the board voted 7-0 to use Upland Design, citing past experience with the firm and its flexibility and vision. Upland Design was picked from six architectural companies that recently made presentations to the board.

"This is hard to look at these good architects and to stay above the fray, to stay above the politics ... to say who is going to be excited about building our school," board member Dawn Robinson said.

In addition to a proposed capacity of 700 students, concerns about safety, aesthetics and traffic control also must be addressed, board members said.

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