The School Construction Authority will build a new public school in the Centreville section of Ozone Park.
The new 504-seat K-5 school will be constructed at Albert Road and Huron Street and will serve children in the Centreville area who are currently zoned for PS 63 across Cross Bay Boulevard or PS 146 in Howard Beach. The SCA has bought the land for the school and the building is now in the design phase.
“The school will definitely help alleviate overcrowding and be a welcome addition to the neighborhood,” said Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park).
According to the SCA, construction on the school is due to start at the end of this year and it should be ready by 2017. But Ulrich said the school cannot be built until the long-awaited Albert Road sewer project — HWQ411B — begins, which the city says it will start within a year, after a more than 30-year wait.
Once built, the school will be the second to be constructed in Ozone Park recently. The 444-seat PS 316, located at 90-07 101 Ave., is slated to open this September.