Fareri Associates is planning to develop a three-million square-foot biotechnology research complex on roughly 80 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, in Valhalla. Dubbed the Westchester BioScience & Technology Center, it will, once complete, include 2,252,600 square feet of research facilities, 400,000 square feet of medical offices, and a 34,000 square-foot Children’s Living Science Center. In addition, a 100,000 square-foot hotel with 100 rooms and 114,000 square feet of ground-level retail are planned. The project will be built in phases and is being designed by Torti Gallas & Partners. Of the 80 acres of land, 43.6 acres of land will be preserved as green space. The developer must first lease roughly 60 acres of land from Westchester County, according to Westfair.
Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization have held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their planned 16-story, 249-unit mixed-use building at 42 West Broad Street, in Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood neighborhood. The project will include 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and the developer is also making upgrades to the adjacent four-level municipal parking garage. The existing single-story grocery store was vacated last year and must first be demolished, according to Westfair. The building will be located four blocks from the Fleetwood Metro-North Railroad station. Completion is expected in 2017.
The Greenburgh Town Board has approved a deal to sell the former Frank’s Nursery property at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road, in the southern Westchester County town of Greenburgh, to Capital Seniors Housing LLC for $3.5 million. According to Westfair, the developer hopes to build a 90- to 100-unit assisted living facility for seniors on the 6.89-acre site. The town has put forward no more than $2 million to help remediate the property and Capital will have up to two years to receive the proper approvals and permits for construction. The property will not have to be rezoned, something the Board favored when they reviewed plans put forth by other developers. One such proposal called for a 200-unit apartment complex.
The owners of Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences – a 14-story, 120-resident senior-exclusive building located at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains – have proposed converting the property into regular rental apartments, according to Westfair. The conversion would shrink the 1965-built structure to 251,000 square feet, and in addition to 212 rental units, it would have 9,000 and 6,750 square feet of medical offices and restaurant space, respectively. The project would displace its current residents and is now under review by the city’s Common Council. Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership is developing and Sullivan Architecture is designing.
Manhattan-based developer G&S Investors is planning to build a five-story mixed-use project with up to 79 residential units at 59 Westchester Avenue or 1 North Main Street, in Port Chester, Westfair reports. The site is currently a parking lot and located two blocks from the village’s Metro-North Railroad station. It would include 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and many of the units would be studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. The village board would have to approve a zoning variance, which is a process hoped to be completed by the end of 2016.