On Monday morning this week, the 200 South block of Arden Blvd looked much the same as it has for the past 90 years. By Wednesday mid-morning it was a whole new landscape as five homes were demolished to make way for the Marlborough School expansion planned since 1999.
Marlborough will be expanding their campus by almost 25%, adding almost an acre with a full-size athletic field, new swimming facility and additional parking. It received a conditional use permit for the expansion in 1999, prior to the establishment of a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) put in place for the area in 2005. The $24 million Marlborough project is expected to be completed for the 2016-17 academic year. Renderings of the Marlborough expansion are available here.
Larchmont Buzz: Marlborough School Updates Community on Arden Project