The City’s School Construction Authority has entered into a contract with Two Trees Management Co., controlled by the Walentas family, to put a middle school in the controversial Dock Street building.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: An indication that Two Trees Management Co. is finally moving forward with its proposed mixed-use Dock Street Dumbo development came Thursday with the announcement of a signed agreement with the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) for the creation of a new 300-seat public middle school.
The Eagle article quotes an unnamed source at Two Trees as saying the company hopes to break ground at Dock Street by spring of 2012 and to have the school ready for use by the school year beginning in 2014. Meanwhile, parents of elementary school students at P.S. 8, located in Brooklyn Heights at Hicks Street between Middagh and Poplar, who say there are no attractive middle school options for their children in the school district (District 13), are campaigning to have a middle school established nearby. The middle school at Dock Street will be open to students from elementary schools throughout District 13, and will therefore be unlikely to serve all P.S. 8 students who desire to go to a public middle school.