FASNY’S NEW CAMPUS IN WHITE PLAINS

CURRENT FACILITIES

FASNY is currently located on three rented campuses in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale. None of the leased spaces provide outdoor athletic facilities for FASNY. The existing leased spaces no longer serve the long-term mission of FASNY and would not allow for the planned increase in enrollment. The new Campus would provide a unified location for the three divisions, as well as FASNY’s administrative staff, who are currently located in a separate office away from any of the Schools. The new Campus would also provide athletic facilities that are currently missing from FASNY’s existing locations.


Proposed New Campus

The French-American School of New York (FASNY) proposes to construct a new Campus for its Nursery (Nursery to Kindergarten), Lower School (Grades 1 to 5), Middle School (Grades 6 to 8), and High School (Grades 9 to 12), including the 78-acre open space Greens to Green Conservancy at FASNY, on the 131-acre site of the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains.


The new FASNY campus would be clustered on 53 acres of land for a maximum of 1,200 total students and approximately 225 to 250 staff. It would include school buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, and parking.
Campus Plan
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High School & Middle School

FASNY’s High School and Middle School, gymnasium, performing arts building, and greenhouse would form an academic quadrangle (see Figure 1-9). The existing Ridgeway Country Club clubhouse would be renovated and repurposed for the High School.
Campus Plan
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Nursery and Lower School

FASNY’s Nursery and Lower School would be located on Parcel D across Hathaway Lane. The Lower School includes a one-story wing for the Nursery to Kindergarten program, and a two-story wing for Grades 1 through 5 (see Figure 1-18). Play areas, with play structures and a youth ball field would also be located adjacent to the Lower School.
Campus Plan
Click here to view our Proposed Nursery / Lower School Campus Plan (pdf)


Athletic Facilities

FASNY’s athletic facilities would be comprised of three athletic fields, a baseball field, a softball diamond, six tennis courts, and a six-lane running track. There would be no lighting of the track, tennis courts, or any of the ball fields. FASNY does not intend to conduct outdoor practice sessions or competitions beyond normal daylight hours. Small portable bleachers would be used at each of the athletic fields, but no stadium or permanent bleachers would be constructed.


Traffic Plan

FASNY has used state-of-the-art traffic modeling software to identify potential traffic impacts associated with the Campus and Conservancy, and to reflect and to better understand any impacts to community character resulting from the traffic generated from the proposed project. Using these tools, FASNY has identified a set of roadway improvements, which are intended to avoid or minimize potential traffic impacts to the maximum extent practicable. FASNY would be responsible for paying for all of these improvements. In addition, FASNY would implement a Traffic Management Plan, which would prevent FASNY vehicles from cutting through the local neighborhoods. FASNY is also proposing staggered morning start and afternoon dismissal times for the different school divisions specifically developed to minimize impacts to the local road network.


FASNY Traffic Plan: Case Study of Scarsdale Middle School


CONSTRUCTION PHASING

Construction of the proposed project is expected to occur in two primary phases. Phase I encompasses all the improvements (buildings, parking areas, playing fields, storm water basins) proposed on Parcel A and B, off-site roadway improvements, and Stage 1 implementation of the Conservancy. Phase II encompasses all the improvements (buildings, parking areas, playing field, playgrounds, and storm water basins) for the Lower School on Parcel D. Construction of Phase I is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2013 and be completed by fall of 2014. Construction of Phase II is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2018 and be completed by the fall of 2019.


All technical documents related to the School's application are currently being reviewed by the City in accordance with the environmental review process under SEQRA.

FASNY
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