Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have announced plans to transform the Downtown Manhattan Heliport into a facility with the capacity to support electric flight technologies. This initiative is part of a broader effort to enhance urban sustainability and reduce noise pollution in New York City.
New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Economic Development Corporation has begun the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for Phase 2 of the Willets Point development in Queens, a key project initiated by Mayor Eric Adams. This phase includes plans for 1,400 units of affordable housing, a new public school, 40,000 square feet of public open space, a privately financed soccer stadium, and a hotel.
The Georgetown Company and Beacon Capital Partners, in collaboration with ZoE Life Sciences, have announced plans for a seven-story life science facility at 707 Eleventh Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Elkus Manfredi, the 185,000-square-foot structure is located between West 50th and 51st Streets. The new development is supported by the New York City Industrial Development Agency and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and will feature laboratory, research, and office spaces.
Construction has topped out at 40 West 137th Street, site of the new NYC Public Health Laboratory building in Harlem. The facility broke ground in 2022 and will create new facilities for specialized medical training, a 200-seat community auditorium, and the walk-in Harlem Express STI screening facility.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the ten-story building comprises roughly 240,000 square feet and is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification. Renderings of the property illustrate a stepped glass volume that slowly cantilevers out above a masonry-clad podium. A void between the two will include an outdoor podium with seating and planters.