The United Talmudical Seminary at 74-10 88 St. in Glendale has filed an application with the Department of Buildings to construct a four-story, 142,183-square-foot structure containing office space, classrooms and student dormitories on a plot of land adjacent to the facility.
The Brooklyn-based rabbinical school, which opened its Glendale location in 2006 after years of heated opposition from area residents, buses its students in from Williamsburg every day.
The new structure would allow the students to live next to the school, with the busing of students being all but eliminated.
The application has been sent to a plan examiner for analysis. The site is zoned M1-1, a light manufacturing district.
Plans call for the ground floor to contain offices and three classrooms, with the top three floors being set aside for an unannounced number of student dorms.
The Monarch Knitting Machinery Corp. sold the former textile factory to the United Talmudical Seminary for $3.5 million in January 2004, and the DOB shot down plans to build 100 units of housing at the site later that year over zoning regulations.
Hey folks, this is a continuation of one of the earliest stories that was reported on this blog back in 2006. They tried to slip a dorm past DOB and the community back in 2006, and now they are trying to go the legal route, although I don't know if this will pass muster with the zoning. Certain groups in this city seem to always get their way, though, and the city seems hellbent on blockbusting Glendale lately, so be prepared for 1000 students to inundate the quiet manufacturing area and further overtax city services.