Permits have been filed for a four-story, 612-seat public elementary school at 1-35 57th Avenue, in Queens. The project comes as part of the redevelopment of the formerly-derelict Hunter’s Point South neighborhood, along the East River. The area has been activated over the last decade thanks to several residential towers and the HPS Park, alongside a new ferry terminal, which is just a four blocks away from the proposed school. The Vernon Boulevard Subway Station is also eleven blocks away, serviced by the 7 train. The New York City School Construction Authority will be responsible for the development.
The 65-foot tall structure will yield 75,100 square feet of space. The sizable facility will bring classrooms, a cafeteria, library, parent community space, outdoor playground, and a large multipurpose space that can hold 214 people for gymnasium use, and 411 people for auditorium use.
FXFOWLE Architects will be responsible for the design, which features a minimalist grey masonry façade with green space nearby.
The estimated completion date for the school is set for September of 2021.