Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you news of the five-story, 65,585-square-foot public school – P.S. 398-Q – planned at 69-01 34th Avenue, in western Jackson Heights. Now, new details and renderings have been revealed by DNAinf0. P.S. 398-Q will be an elementary school for 476 students in the pre-K through fifth grade range. In addition to classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and a library, the building will include an enclosed 4,000-square-foot rooftop playground, a music room, art rooms, and a guidance office. The school is expected to open in September of 2019. Purcell Architects is behind the design. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) acquired the property for $6.3 million last year.
69-01 34th Avenue
Back in late 2014, Woodside-based developer Nakorn Realty acquired, for roughly $5 million, the single-story office property at 69-01 34th Avenue, in western Jackson Heights, located four blocks from the 65th Street stop on the M/R trains. The developer planned to build a residential building with ground-floor commercial space, but now the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed for a five-story, 65,585-square-foot public school at the site. The school, which will be called P.S. 398-Q, will have a cafeteria on the ground floor, a gymnasium on the fourth floor, and a rooftop playground on the fifth floor. Classrooms and administrative offices will fill the remainder of the building. Robert Purcell’s Midtown South-based Purcell Architects is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in January to raze the site’s old office building, which most recently served as a regional office for White Castle.
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