The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with the Department of Education and the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), is preparing to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the L-shaped development site at 131 Livingston Street (a.k.a. 409 Red Hook Lane), in Downtown Brooklyn. The property would be ground-leased to a development team for 99 years and redeveloped, according to the Brooklyn Paper. The site could accommodate a mix of residential units, office space or retail, though the city will likely require the winning team to build a 500- to 700-seat public school. The lot is currently occupied by a six-story office building that houses various city-level government agencies, and it will likely end up getting demolished.
The city’s School Construction Authority has filed applications to expand the Academy for Excellence Through the Arts campus (AEA/P.S. Q303), at 108-55 69th Avenue, in northern Forest Hills, located six blocks north of the Forest Hills-71st Av stop on the E/F/M/R trains. A new two-story, 60,065-square-foot school will be built on the site’s eastern end at 68-60 110th Street. The cellar level will host classrooms, a gymnasium, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and storage space, followed by more classrooms, a library, and addition storage space on the ground floor. The second floor will host administrative offices, classrooms, and additional storage space. Edgar Rawlings’ Lower East Side-based Rawlings Architects will be designing the building.
The Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy, a Lubavitch dream for decades, is finally becoming a reality. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission gave its blessing to the plan for the school’s structure – located at 81…
Kiumarz Geula, doing business as an anonymous LLC, originally filed applications for a six-story, 46,954-square-foot school building at 3458 Third Avenue, in Morrisania, back in December of 2012. Now, the same plans are being revived under William Leung’s Financial District-based Array Architecture Studio, which replaced Westchester County-based SWL Architect. The new building’s ground floor will host a lobby and administrative offices. There will be classrooms located on the second through fifth floors, a cafeteria on the second, and a gymnasium on the sixth. There aren’t any details concerning who would be attending the school, although the city’s School Construction Authority appears not to be involved, which means it could be private.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY reported that construction was wrapping up on Columbia University’s nine-story, 450,000-square-foot Jerome L. Greene Science Center at 3229 Broadway, between West 129th and 130th Streets, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. It was the first building to rise within Columbia’s new 17-acre Manhattanville campus. Later that year, the single-story structures on the triangular lot immediately to the south were demolished in preparation for Columbia’s three-story, 55,890-square-foot academic conference center. Harlem+Bespoke now has a rendering of that building, located at 3205 Broadway. The building will include a café, an information center, offices, meeting rooms, and two auditoriums. Excavation work is reportedly underway and completion of the building is expected in 2018. Renzo Piano Building Workshop is the design architect and Dattner Architects is the architect of record.