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Plaza College to Move Into Forest Hills Tower

Jackson Heights-based school will occupy part of the ground floor and second floor as of September 2014.

Forest Hills Tower
Forest Hills Tower

Jackson Heights’ Plaza College will move its campus to a 40,000-square-foot site in the Forest Hills Tower late next year.

The tower, located at 118-35 Queens Blvd., will act as the main campus for the private college, which was founded in 1916, when it moves into the building in September 2014.

Jason Muss, principal of Muss Development, said the school would be located on a portion of the ground floor and the entire second floor.

The move to Forest Hills would occur two years prior to the college’s 100th anniversary.

“We are dedicated to providing our student population with the best possible academic experience and are so excited to kick off our 100-year anniversary celebration with a beautiful new campus,” said Charles E. Callahan IV, director of strategic initiatives for the college. “We chose Forest Hills Tower because it is centrally located in the heart of Queens, is easily accessible through multiple highways and mass transit and provides more of a collegiate campus experience.”

The college offers associate and baccalaureate degrees through its Schools of Allied Health and Business and Technology.

The college will have a separate entrance at the tower and exclusive use of a private courtyard in the rear of the building.

Last year, the Federal Emergency Management Association moved into a 200,000-square-foot space to serve as a regional headquarters following Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will retain a presence in the building, but has begun to give back much of its space.

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