A photo from 1905 shows what PS 186 might look like once more if the owners of the property receive the much needed financing to convert the historic schoolhouse in Hamilton Heights to affordable low-income housing. This building has been closed since the 1970s when the local community wanted the structure demolished because of its poor condition but now an effort to raise roughly $80 million to restore the building is at hand. Financing was supposed to close at the end of 2012 but no new permits have been filed since then for the property. Doing a quick search online we discovered that a $1.8 million low-income housing tax break was awarded to the development in later in 2013 so that is a sign that something is progressing. Does anyone have updated information on this local landmark at 525 West 145th Street?
Check out the rendering of the proposed plan from 2012 in our past post: LINK