In January, YIMBY brought you construction shots of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s new 17-story, 733,500-square-foot David H. Koch Center at 445 East 68th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, the structure was roughly 14 stories up. Now, DNAinfo reports the project has topped out. The new building also has an address at 1283-1299 York Avenue, and it will serve as an multi-specialist outpatient center and a maternity ward. The maternity ward is being dubbed the Alexandra & Steven Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, and will span floors 12 through 17. Amenities will include dining rooms, conference centers, staff lounges, and a 128-car parking garage. The building, designed by HOK, is expected to open in 2018.
The Salvation Army is abandoning plans to demolish vacant wings of the former Bayley Seton Hospital in order to build a new community center, at 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, in the Clinton section of Staten Island. DNAinfo reports the plans were dropped due to economic challenges and a lack of financing for the project. The long-planned, Dattner Architects-designed Ray and Joan Kroc Corps. Community Center would have served as an educational and recreational hub for children. Staten Island Borough President James Oddo plans to work with the Salvation Army, and possibly others, over the next few weeks to draw up new plans for the sprawling site. The organization acquired six buildings across seven acres of the campus in 2009. Richmond University Medical Center currently operates in the main building.
The abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium at the Seaview Hospital campus on Staten Island may finally get a new neighbor. Meals on Wheels of Staten Island has filed plans to develop a two-story building in the northeast corner of the century-old hospital complex.
Property owner Tiffany Tam, doing business as Staten Island-based Golden Stone Enterprise, has filed applications for a three-story, 6,000-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 1374 65th Street, in northern Dyker Heights, located four blocks from subway stops on the D and N trains. The ground floor of the new building will be entirely retail, the second floor will contain a children’s daycare center, and the third floor will have medical offices. Robert Palermo’s Brooklyn-based Corporate Design of America is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story brick house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock it down.
Property owner Alma Realty Corp. has filed applications to convert the ground and second floors of the 14-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 467-475 St. Marks Avenue, in western Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train. According to DNAinfo, the owners will be converting all of the vacant medical space to 13 residential units. The entire property has 17,218 square feet of community space for medical facilities, although the methadone clinic on the Bergen Street side of the property will remain. Once the Department of Buildings approves the filings, the conversion project should proceed quickly. Flushing-based Panagis Georgopoulos is the architect of record.