Positive Declaration

Queens County- The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) as lead agency, has determined that the construction of a new early childhood center at Public School 228 in Queens will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new early childhood center on an approximately 19,000 square-foot site on the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and 93rd Street in Jackson Heights. The proposed project includes a 300-seat, three-story school facility and an approximately 3,000 square-foot early childhood playground. The proposed project site will include approximately 11,500 square feet of adjacent Intermediate School 227's playground. The proposed project would alleviate over-crowding in Community School District #30 elementary schools, which operated at 110 percent of capacity during the 1998-1999 school year. The project is located at 93-01 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, Queens
Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President & General Counsel, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 472-8220.