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Permits Filed For 612-Seat Elementary School In LIC, Part of Hunters Point South

Rendering for parcels F and G of the Hunters Point South development site. The school’s location is represented by the white block between the two towers. (Handel Architects)

Jan. 5, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Permits have been filed for an elementary school slated to be part of the ongoing Hunters Point South development.

The four-story school, with an address of 1-35 57th Ave. and within Parcel F of the 30-acre city development, will seat 612 students from pre-kindergarten to the fifth grade, according to a spokesperson for the School Construction Authority.

The corner school, described as “state-of-the-art” by the SCA, will rise to 65 feet, and will be outfitted with a library, a multipurpose room to be used as a gym and auditorium, a cafeteria, and parent community spaces.

The school building, at the intersection of what will become 2nd Street and 57th Avenue, will spread over 43,363 square feet of space. An outdoor ground level playground is also part of the project.

The SCA anticipates the school will open in September 2021. A groundbreaking date has not been set, however, and the agency has not awarded a construction contract to date.

The permits, filed on Jan. 4, come months after developers were at last selected to build on parcels F and G. Over 1,120 units will be build through two towers on the parcels, more than 900 of which are designated permanently affordable.

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Notice they are not building middle or high schools-because the neighborhood is designed to be transient. The size of the inits is also a function of squeezing people out after a few years. A family of four in under 1000sf is not likely to stay in the neighborhood long term. This may also me a
Means of preventing long enough term exposure to all the environmental contamination in tje area for any cause and effect results to present themselves.


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