Plans presented for P.S. 170 addition
The School Construction Authority presented plans for an addition to P.S. 170 at a joint meeting of Community Board 10s Zoning and Land Use and Youth Service, Education and Library committees held at the district office on Thursday, May 30.
Gavin Macrae, lead architect at Macrae-Gibson Architects, the firm that is designing the school, presented the plans. He explained that the existing building at Sixth Avenue between 71st and 72nd Streets was built in 1913, with five stories and no cellar.
The new building will go in place of what is now the schoolyard and two temporary classroom units, which are currently in the process of being removed. The space will add 240 seats and 11 classrooms which will reduce overcrowding at the school.
The schools main entrance will be moved to 72nd Street at a new address: 619 72nd Street. Students and staff will be able to move seamlessly from one building to another, just like the annexes at P.S/I.S. 229 and P.S./I.S. 163. The flagpole will be relocated to the new main entrance.