A new addition that will seat nearly 600 students at a Forest Hills elementary school is on track to be completed by Sept. 2019.

The 4-story addition to P.S. 144Q, located at 93-02 69th Ave., has topped out as the steel frame for the $52 million building has been completed.

Workers broke ground in December on the addition, which will include 26 new classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices and a medical suite.

The project aims to reduce school overcrowding in school district 28 and eliminate the school’s need to use trailers as classrooms. The school currently enrolls 890 students from pre-K to 5th grade.

The school will be able enroll a total of 1,500 students without the need for trailers when the addition is completed, a spokesperson for the design firm, Urbahn Architects, said.


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Rendering: Urbahn Architects PLLC