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.