EAST ELMHURST — The city is eyeing an empty lot along Astoria Boulevard as the possible site of a new middle school, records show.
The School Construction Authority filed a notice Friday morning on the city record about a proposed location in a privately-owned lot between 111th and 112th streets.
The 33,400-square-foot lot would house a new school with approximately 600 seats, according to the Department of Education.
It's still early in the process, and the city hasn't purchased the lot yet, an official said.
Comments on the plan are being accepted through Nov. 23, according to SCA.
The new school would help alleviate some of the overcrowding in the district, which includes parts of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood and Glendale.
I.S. 61 in Corona has more than 2,000 students enrolled, while I.S. 5 has 1,776 students.
In 2013, the city opened Corona Arts and Sciences Academy, which enrolls around 200 students, to help these crammed schools.