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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + project FAQ (pinned post)

Middle-school still scheduled for March 2024 completion, assuming construction starts this month. Keep watch.

So, now that we know there's no news on the timing for the project's crucial platform, what about progress on I.S. 653 (aka MS One Brooklyn), the 812-seat middle-school occupying the first six floors, plus below-ground space, at the B15 tower (662 Pacific St.), with the address 491 Dean Street or 37 Sixth Avenue?

I reported last December that the school was due in March 2024, according to the School Construction Authority's recently updated November 2020 Capital Plan and noted that the delay from 2023 surely related to the estimated interior construction start of July 2021, rather than January 2021, as most previously estimated. (The builders of the tower construct only the core and shell.)

Indeed, the SCA's latest (February 2021) Capital Plan similarly states that construction was expected to start this month.
 
It hasn't been announced, so keep watch for any schedule creep. That said, a delay on a March 2024 completion should leave some wiggle room for a fall 2024 opening.

Similarly, a look at the School Construction Authority Quarterly Status of Projects in Process, for the first quarter of 2021, notes that the school construction is "PNS," or Phase Not Started.


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