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15-20 Central Avenue

Five-Story, 75,400-Square-Foot School Redevelopment Filed At 15-20 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway

An anonymous Bronx-based LLC has filed applications to redevelop the severely dilapidated three-story commercial structure at 15-20 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway, into a five-story school building. The redevelopment will incorporate the stand-alone four-story structure that exists behind the three-story building. The project will encompass 75,440 square feet and will rise 62 feet above street level. The school, which will likely be private, will have a gymnasium, cafeteria, administrative offices, classrooms, and conference rooms. William Leung’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record.



38-04 48th Street

600-Seat Public School Proposed At 38-04 48th Street, Sunnyside

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is proposing to build a 600-seat middle school at 38-04 48th Street, located on the corner of Barnett Avenue in northern Sunnyside. Before the SCA can purchase the property, the City Council must first approve the project. Community board meetings are currently underway, DNAinfo reported, and feedback will be accepted until November 4. The site is currently occupied by a two-story parking garage structure designed by Clarence Stein, the architect behind Sunnyside Gardens, although the property is not located within the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District. At this point, the SCA has not made a decision whether to demolish the structure or incorporate it into the school if the project were to move forward.


85-11 102nd Street

Three-Story, 22,900-Square-Foot Expansion Planned At P.S. 066 Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, 85-11 102nd Street, Richmond Hill

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a three-story, 22,896-square-foot expansion of P.S. 066 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, located at 85-11 102nd Street on the western end of Richmond Hill in Queens. The expansion will be built on the northern side of the existing structure, at the address 85-05 102nd Street, and will increase the size of the facility to 62,316 square feet. There will be a cafeteria in the basement, a pre-kindergarten wing on the ground floor, a kindergarten wing on the second floor, along with a nurse’s office, and additional classrooms, offices, and exercise rooms on the third floor. AECOM is the architect of record. YIMBY has reported on four other school projects filed by the city this past week.


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