Abraham Hercman on behalf of Yeshiva Har Torah, on June 25, filed a permit application for a $4.5 million project to convert a temple to a school building at 54-27 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck.
Yeshiva Har Torah acquired the building this month for $6.25 million. The deal closed on June 12, 2020 and was recorded on June 19, 2020.
The plans call to increase the size from a 15-foot tall, 1-story building, to a 33-foot tall, 2-story building.
The project is described in the filings as: filing alteration type I to add an extension to the existing cellar and first floor. Add a new second floor. Install and remove interior partitions.
The project will add a cafeteria, meeting room, library, gym, and science maker space to the cellar of the building, according to the plans. Changes to the ground floor include the synagogue accessory meeting room being converted to school space, and office space, the lobby, a classroom, bridal room, kitchen, coat room, and library being converted to a teachers lounge. The new second floor will be used for school space and accessory offices.
Combined Resources Consulting & Design, Inc is the architect listed on the application.
Direct link to DOB document. LINK