Client: NYC Department of Education
Location: Queens, NY
The New PS 24 school is located on an existing zoning lot that consists of two corner lots and a through lot totaling 65,000 square feet. The site is bounded to the east, south, and west by Robinson Street, Holly Avenue, and Union Street, respectively. Immediately to the north, exists two and three-story, single family residential buildings. The surrounding immediate neighborhood is comprised significantly of closely spaced, two to three-story detached, single family residential buildings.
The existing structure covers more than half of the current site and while the original structure dates to 1931, there were two (2) wing additions built in late 1950s with two (2) Transportable Classroom Units (TCUs) installed more recently at the northwest corner to address increased student capacity. Prior to starting this project, there was an early removals project underway at the site to remove one of the additions, an existing 1-Story Kindergarten wing constructed in 1959, along with the two (2) TCUs in order to enable construction of the New School Facility. This work was completed in June of 2016.
The overall school consists of five stories plus bulkhead and cellar levels with a total zoning floor area of 125,155 square feet which will accommodate 692 additional students for Community School District 25. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide additional long-term capacity to relieve the overcrowding of the existing PS 24 facility. The former main entrance was relocated to Union Street as the new main lobby will be situated within the first floor of the New Building. This new entry will provide access to both the new and existing school facilities. Elevators were also being introduced within the new structure to provide accessibility to all floors of the Existing Building. The new school includes a larger Student Dining at the Cellar level to accommodate the increased student capacity. In addition, a Rooftop playground has been provided at the 5th Floor level to replace the outdoor play area consumed by the new building footprint.
Sustainable Design/ LEED
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