New York State’s Court of Appeals has approved New York University’s planned four-building, 1.9 million square-foot expansion at their Greenwich Village campus, according to the Daily News, rejecting a bid by NIMBYs to block the school’s continued growth. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20-40 East Houston Street (aka 181 Mercer Street), as well as the single-story retail buildings at 130 Bleecker Street and 535-555 LaGuardia Place, will be demolished. Completion of the entire expansion is expected by 2035.
In December 2014, DNAinfo reported Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake are designing the new buildings. The first site to be developed is at 20 East Houston Street, where a 500-bed dorm, 80 classrooms, a gym, and a theater are planned.