The Trust for Governors Island has revealed four universities and design teams that will move forward in a design competition to construct and operate a new climate research and educational complex on the southern tip of the island. The complex will debut as the Center for Climate Solutions and will support the research, development, and demonstration of equitable climate solutions for New York City that can be scaled and applied globally.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Parks Coalition have revealed plans to expand the city’s Fairmount Square Park to create a new outdoor destination for Bergen-Lafayette residents. The expansion was made possible by the acquisition of an auto body storage lot, which cost the city $275,000.
Excavation has begun at 155-165 West 29th Street, the site of a 17-story self-storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Mancini Duffy and developed by Highland Development Ventures LLC and The Davis Companies, which purchased the land in early 2021 for $62.5 million, the nearly 180,00-square-foot structure will stand 223 feet tall between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Div West 29th Street LLC is the owner, Cauldwell Wingate is the contractor, and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer for the project. Construction financing totals $84 million and was provided by Santander Bank, N.A. and United Overseas Bank.
Long Island City will soon be home to a new 208,000-square-foot lab and research facility at 43-10 23rd Street. The existing seven-story office building was acquired by Longfellow Real Estate Partners, which has partnered with Sculptor Real Estate for a ground-up redevelopment of the property.
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $40 million allocation of funds to restore the historic Children’s Pool and the former Rose Garden in Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere. The capital fund is the largest single allocation for maintenance, upkeep, and restoration since 1867, when Brooklyn’s most historic park first opened to the public.