Lindsey Scannapieco's Scout Ltd. LLC says this morning that Philadelphia's state-controlled School Reform Commission and its cash-strapped school district have picked Scout over other applicants "to transform the historic, vacant Edward W. Bok School in South Philadelphia into a creative anchor for the burgeoning East Passyunk neighborhood featuring studios and live-work space for the maker community."

Update - Confirmed: the building is to be apartments, mostly. They're not saying how many.

The eight-story Bok, with its Art Deco trimmings, was designed by architect Irwin Catherine and opened in 1938. Scannapieco, daughter of Center City condo and apartment builder Tom Scannapieco, plans underground parking and ground-floor "temporary, artistic uses" that may be followed by retail or office uses.  More at www.scout-ltd.com/.