Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Coming to Route 66

Anyone who has driven on Route 66 lately has seen the activity going on at the site of the old Greenport School. The one-story wing, built in the mid-1950s, is being demolished, but the original school building, built in 1930 is being preserved to become part of a new apartment complex.

Yesterday, the developer, JMS Construction Services, Inc., issued a press release announcing their plans for the site: an "upscale apartment complex to be called 'The Falls.'" Accompanying the press release was an architectural rendering of what's to come.

The press release describes the project in this way:
"The Falls" transforms the former Greenport School on Route 66 into a community of 116 one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments loaded with amenities, common areas and on-site management. Among the amenities within the 22 acres site will be walking trails, a dog run, a swimming pool and outdoor tennis.
Of the fate of the original 1930 school building, the press release explains:
The complex will retain the historic center of the school--a handsome, brick building with large windows and high ceilings. The old school building will house most of the common areas.
The original building, the brick painted gray, appears in the rendering with the sign for "The Falls" on its windowless facade facing Route 66.

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