(Photo rendering of Dumbo middle school from Two Trees Management)
The NY City Department of Education has released their proposed 5 year capital plan to invest in New York City’s future, “continuing to create the school buildings and facilities that the City’s children need and deserve.” It’s going to cost $11.3 billion for FY2010-2014. Embedded in the plan on page 23 states that “The analysis indicates that five districts in Brooklyn will see growth over the next five years. District 13, contains a substantial surplus of space given current enrollment levels but is projected to need a school building in the DUMBO/Navy Yard/Fort Greene area. This is primarily due to projected housing growth.”
The document includes plans for a 416 seat school at Dock Street (District 13), scheduled to begin design in October 2010, construction in June 2012 and completion in May 2014 with a total estimated cost of $43.83million. (Appendix K5). I may be reading this wrong, but the new capacity program overview costs are $56.22million (pg 22), which doesn’t correspond to the figure in Appendix K5.
An astute reader sent us this note:
“It’s listed as “small PS” (as opposed to the PS/IS or IS/HS categories), which I take to mean an elementary school, NOT a middle school, but I could be reading it wrong. No mention of the status of the PS 8 annex, either as a 2004-9 project in process or carried over to the new plan, but I’m not sure if the omission means anything.”