New York City Economic Development Corporation

1221 Spofford Avenue

Five-Building, 740-Unit Mixed-Use Project To Replace Detention Center At 1221 Spofford Avenue, Hunts Point

A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.


420 Albee Square, rendering by KPF

New Details Revealed of Planned 500,000-Square-Foot Office Tower at 420 Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY revealed preliminary renderings of a planned office building at 420 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn, when the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced the project back in November of 2015. Now, new details are emerging. Dubbed One Willoughby Square, it will measure roughly 500,000 square feet. Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for the design, although the final vision is still to be determined, the Wall Street Journal reported. It’s unclear how many floors there will be or how high the building will rise since new building applications have yet to be filed. The developers, JEMB Realty and Forest City Ratner Companies, are currently seeking an anchor tenant. Construction is expected to begin in 2017. The 22,840-square-foot site is currently vacant.


Hunts Point Produce Market

Hunts Point Produce Market to Be Rebuilt with New Warehouses, Infrastructure Upgrades, 101 Food Center Drive

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the 38-member co-op that leases the 113-acre, one-million-square-foot Hunts Point Produce Market — at 101 Food Center Drive, in Hunts Point — are currently in negotiations to completely rebuild the wholesale food market. Existing warehouses would be demolished and new ones would be built in phases, the New York Post reported. A previous plan to retain the existing structures and simply expand the footprint has been thrown out. The existing complex does not having enough cold storage warehouses, and there are environmental concerns. Infrastructure upgrades are part of the new plan and, so far, include $8.5 million in city-funded rail upgrades and $10.5 million in capital improvements, like electric upgrades. The market is the largest food distribution center in the world.


2460 Second Avenue

730-Unit Mixed-Use Project Proposed at 2460 Second Avenue, East Harlem

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has released preliminary plans, ahead of a presentation set to be given later in September, to develop a 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use project at 2460 Second Avenue, in northern East Harlem. The city-owned property, currently a vacant 105,000-square-foot former bus depot, was the site of a church and a slave burial ground during the 17th century, Commercial Observer reported. The redevelopment would include a 15,000-square-foot living memorial and cultural center in honor those who were buried there. The rest of the project could include 730 rental apartments, half of which would rent at below-market rates. In addition, the plan calls for 315,000 square feet of commercial space, including retail and offices, and 30,000 square feet for community facilities. It would be accommodated by a 300-car parking garage and 18,000 square feet of outdoor space. Since the site is city-owned, the project must be approved through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Completion is tentatively set for 2022. The block-encompassing site is located between East 126th and 127th streets.


Sea View Healthy Community

City Announces Master Plan to Redevelop Shuttered Seaview Hospital Into Mixed-Use Complex, Staten Island

The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.


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