KIPP NYC Charter School, Jerome Avenue

Bronx, New York

Project Overview

MFS is providing professional site development, nyc permitting, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and drilling services for a second KIPP Charter School in the Bronx, NY. The project consists of the construction of a new 95,000 gross square foot K-8 educational facility and associated site improvements.

MFS was retained by Marvel Architects to aid in Design Development, Construction Documents, Agency Permitting, and Construction Administration for the project, and additionally contracted to perform design phase services including a subsurface investigation and special inspections. The scope also included rock anchor design as well as under-slab drainage design and construction documents.

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Bronx, New York

Project Details

Geotechnical Engineering and Drilling Services
MFS was retained by the owner to provide the following design phase services:

• Subsurface investigation permitting and approvals with NYCDOT, NYCDEP, and MTA
• Subsurface investigation and special inspections – seven (7) borings, two (2) test pits, and one (1) monitoring well
• Geotechnical laboratory testing
• Geotechnical engineering report with design and construction recommendations
• Preparation of NYCDOB Technical Report (TR) forms
• Rock anchor design and construction documents
• Under-slab drainage system design and construction documents
• Construction administration

Design Development, Construction Documents, Agency Permitting, and Construction Administration
During Design Development MFS will provide design input and coordination for key project elements including electrical vault placement, storm water management, and sewer connections. The MFS team additionally provided agency permitting assistance including:

• NYCDOB Builders Pavement Plan (BPP)
• NYCDOT Pedestrian Ramps
• NYCDOT Vaults Application
• ConEd Vault Coordination
• NYCDEP Site Connection Application (SCP)
• NYCDEP Cross-Connection Application
• NYCDPR Street Tree Permit
• NYC Transit Application (BPP)

MFS contributed additional value to the project by helping the project's design team to maximize usable square footage. The site itself spans 22,000 gross square feet. A storm water retention system entirely accommodated on the roof was proposed in the Design Development that is compliant with all NYCDEP requirements.

Targeted for opening in Fall 2023, the new structure will comprise a five-floor elementary and middle school serving 890 students. The space is intended to be not just a Charter School, but also a space that can be used by the community.


  • Owner:
    KIPP NYC Charter School
    • Client:
      Marvel Architect / DBI Projects

Services Provided