School Construction Authority cozying up to developers

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The city agency that designs and builds new schools to meet capacity had a little problem recently.

The School Construction Authority (SCA) needed a new school for thousands of incoming families, but plots of land are hard to come by in the area, so the SCA did the smart thing and turned to a local developer.

The Commercial Observer said JEMB Realty leased 87,000 square feet of its One Willoughby Square project in Brooklyn to the SCA to construct a new school. The 322-seat institution will take up the first six floors of the FXCollaborative-designed building and is expected to be completed by 2021.

It’s a win-win situation with the SCA finding a much-needed space and JEMB having a tenant with taxpayer-backed funds.

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