Construction continues to advance at 125 West End Avenue, a conversion of an eight-story building into a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art life sciences and research laboratory on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Perkins+Will and developed by Taconic Partners, Nuveen Real Estate, and LaSalle Investment Management, the project will be the largest life science development in NYC since the Alexandria Center at 430 East 29th Street, and will help meet the growing demand for occupancy-ready, pre-built lab space in the city. JB&B is leading engineering, JRM Construction is managing construction, and CBRE is handling leasing. The property is located on the west side of the avenue between West 65th and 66th Streets.
The Midtown Plaza parking garage will soon be converted into Manhattan’s first dedicated indoor electric vehicle charging site for public use. Located at 401 West 42nd Street, the street-level garage is designed to accommodate 29 vehicles and will be equipped with True Fast charging stations that replenish electric vehicle batteries much faster than standard-grade chargers.
Empire State Development, a New York State-funded economic development agency, is now seeking funding from the United States Department of Transportation to complete a new offshore wind staging and assembly port in Staten Island.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, City Council Members, and the Jersey City Fire Department recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 627 Grand Street, Jersey City’s first new firehouse in 20 years. The 12,000-square-foot station will replace a 116-year-old decommissioned facility that was condemned after a structural collapse on the ground floor.
Population in New York City reached 8.8 million in 2020, an increase of 629,000 since 2010, according to new data released by The Census Bureau. The 2020 census was the 24th count and the first time that households could respond to the census online, a change many are touting led to more accurate data.