Reveal For Conversion Of Eight-Story Correctional Facility At 550 West 20th Street, West Chelsea

550 West 20th Street550 West 20th Street, rendering via Commercial Observer

Back in February of 2014, a number of developers toured the former Bayview Correctional Facility, an eight-story, 100,000 square-foot complex, at 550 West 20th Street, in West Chelsea, after the city issued a request for proposals just months earlier. Now, Empire State Development has awarded NoVo Foundation a 99-year lease to redevelop the property, according to Commercial Observer. NoVo Foundations and the Goren Group plan to transform the building into the Women’s Building, which will house a women’s rights organization. The project will include community space, art installations, and a restaurant.

550 West 20th Street

Present-day 550 West 20th Street, image via Commercial Observer

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