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Willets Point Development Enters Next Phase with Emphasis on Affordable Housing

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.

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Civic Hall at Union Square Celebrates Grand Opening at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square, Manhattan

City officials and agencies gathered to celebrate the opening of Civic Hall at Union Square, a new tech and digital training hub within Zero Irving at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. The ceremony was attended by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) president and CEO Andrew Kimball, and The Fedcap Group, inaugurating the facility positioned to enhance New York City’s technology sector by providing skill-building and educational opportunities to diverse and underserved communities.

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Exterior render of 707 11th Avenue, courtesy of Goldin Solutions

New Life Science Facility Announced at 707 Eleventh Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

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.

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SOM’s NYC Public Health Laboratory Building Tops Out at 40 West 137th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

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.

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