The Alley Pond Environmental Center is getting a brand new $9,000,000 headquarters. Queens Chronicle reports that construction should begin next year on a 10,000-square-foot, one-story building that will house a lobby, kitchen, four early childhood classrooms, three large classrooms and an outdoor learning space. The exterior will feature brick, glass and steel. The building will also have green features like a rain garden, and is expected to be LEED silver certified. This new build will go up behind the existing headquarters at 228-06 Northern Boulevard and the old building will be demolished for parking. According to the Chronicle, the APEC expects to finalize the design by spring of next year and begin construction later in 2014. Work will last two years.