New Medgar Evers College Prep School Building to be Constructed in Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the announcement of the new Medgar Evers College Preparatory School building. Image Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

The new building will replace eight Transportable Classroom Units. On November 23, 2020 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the groundbreaking on the 681-seat new school building for the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School in Brooklyn. This project will be adjacent to the school’s current site at 1186 Carroll Street in Crown Heights. This project was undertaken by the Mayor’s Office in partnership with the Department of Education, the School Construction Authority, and the City University of New York.

The new five-story school building will replace eight Transportable Classroom Units that will be demolished before construction begins. The design process will begin in spring 2021, construction is scheduled to begin in 2022, and the school should be open for the start of the 2025 school year. The new school building will contain improvements such as:

  • A competition sized gymnasium with locker rooms for high school use.
  • Four new science labs and 50,000 square feet of program space exclusively for CUNY.
  • Twenty-two classrooms.
  • A resource room.
  • A supervisory office.
  • Staff lunch and conference rooms.
  • Space for bicycle storage.

The building will also be fully air conditioned and accessible for students and faculty. Speaking on the project, Mayor de Blasio said, “when we talk about rebuilding a fairer and more equitable city, education is at the forefront of that vision.”

By: Lynsey Smith (Lynsey is the CityLaw intern and a New York Law School student, Class of 2022.)


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