The City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn has apartments, stores, offices, a film-production studio, the DeKalb Market food hall — and next year, it will have reading, writing and arithmetic, as well.
Adding to City Point’s multifaceted prestige, the private school BASIS Independent Brooklyn has signed a lease for a second campus at the site, The Post has learned. The new, 62,000 square-foot Lower School facility will open in the fall of 2021 and serve pre-K through second grade.
The original Brooklyn Upper School location of rapidly expanding BASIS is at a Red Hook building that opened in 2014 and teaches grades 3-12.
The new facility will fill most of the newest of three City Point buildings, which has 71,000 square feet, according to Paul Travis, managing partner of Washington Square Partners, which manages the complex for Albee Development in a joint venture with Acadia Realty Trust. Arch Brokerage principal Laurence Roberts represented the landlord, Albee Phase 3 Development.
The BASIS school will have its own dedicated campus entrance. Its Brooklyn locations are part of BASIS Independent Schools’ national network of private secular schools on eight campuses, as well as the institution’s global network.