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Lycee Français Distributes Renderings of New School

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A rendering of the proposed new Lycee Français school building as seen from Wilson Ave. looking west. (click to enlarge)

Lycee Français has been distributing a fact sheet and color renderings of the proposed new five-story building on the block of 1900 W. Wilson Ave. to parents considering the school. The renderings, which have not been otherwise made publicly available, show a dark grey facade with a high concrete wall running east from the main school building. The building, as designed, abuts almost directly onto the Wilson Ave. sidewalk with very little setback.

The school provides a contact email in the materials for those interested in the school. As of this morning, school officials did not respond to a request for comment from CSJ.

The materials provided suggest that the school would have, “an expected 700 students and a staff of over 100″ and that the building would be LEED-certified. A complete copy of the flyer can be found at the end of this article.

Reached yesterday, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) says he, “met with [school leadership] a few weeks ago for a getting-to-know-you meeting. I told them we’re putting together a process so I can’t tell you yea or nay [on the project].”

Pawar said that he told the school leadership to they would have to submit to the ward’s new zoning process before anything could move forward.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow!  It would be nice to have an active school with a great positive presence for a location that is riddled with broken windows and gang graffiti.  Hope everything works out cause that corner is really suffering.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  It would be nice to have an active school with a great positive presence for a location that is riddled with broken windows and gang graffiti.  Hope everything works out cause that corner is really suffering.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  It would be nice to have an active school with a great positive presence for a location that is riddled with broken windows and gang graffiti.  Hope everything works out cause that corner is really suffering.

  • http://twitter.com/SPQRboy Brian Yates

    I love this idea! I live on the adjoining block of Wolcott so this is directly in my backyard. The thought of creating an active space and an influx of kids sounds wonderful and boosts what I already consider the best part of the neighborhood: multigenerational and multiethnic families.
    I’m not sure I care for the modernist design, but it’s certainly better than the current and deteriorating ruin.

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