Plans filed for $3.2M project to convert three-story garage to eight-story school in Washington Heights

ParkIt Management, on August 31, filed plans for a $3.2 million project which aims to convert a parking garage to a school building at 528 West 162nd Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Gary Spindler filed the plans. The project will increase the building’s size by 25,548-square-feet.

The plans call for the increase in size of the building from a 44-foot tall, three-story building to a 115-foot tall, eight-story building. This was filed with the New York City Department of Buildings under job number M00579245.

The project is described in the filing as: Alteration CO filing to convert a prior code, three-story parking garage to a 2014 BC, class I-B, eight-story school with a cellar, mechanical mezzanine, and roof.

Per the plans, the ground floor will be converted to an auditorium. The second floor will be converted to classroom and office space. The third floor will also be converted to classroom and office space, as well as a cafeteria. The newly constructed fourth floor will have classroom and office space, a lounge, play roof, and terrace. Floors five through seven will all have classroom and office space. The eighth floor will have a gym.

The architect listed is The Gluck Architectural Collaborati.

The property was acquired for $6.6 million on June 22, 2015.

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