On the heels of a permit application to construct a new three-story synagogue in a long vacant Boro Park lot, permits have now been filed to build a six-story Orthodox Jewish school in the ever-growing neighborhood.
According to permits, the school will be built at 6202 14th Avenue. Demolition permits have not yet been filed for the two-story industrial structure currently occupying the lot. That building, which formally bore the name Pine Sash Door & Lumber Co., appears to be abandoned, with a sign noting the address the company moved to attached to the front of the near-windowless brick structure as late as 2007. Today, the front has been stripped of all signage.
The application to build the school is currently pending zoning approval, according to permits, as the address is located in an industrially-zoned area.
The school is slated to be 77,623 square feet and include a 1,900 square foot play roof on the second floor, classrooms, a kitchen, a library, offices, and a gym.
Tax photos reveal that the lot’s current structure, a two-story industrial building bearing the name Pine Sash Door & Lumber Co., has occupied the property for some time. Apparently, the building used to have windows, but nearly all of them have since been bricked in.
The architect of record is Manhattan-based firm Mark Mariscal, who has previously designed Jewish-related structures, including a Talmudic seminary in Queens. The developer is Brooklyn-based firm The Bac Group.
In 2003, notorious developer Bricolage Designs — the group held responsible for the 2011 Brighton Beach collapse that killed a worker — filed to construct a new building on the lot. Their application was disapproved.