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Sep 19, 2019

The Transformation of Queens Mega Development, Affordable Housing and Zoning Roundtable and networking Reception

Join Green Building Worldwide for a dynamic  Queens Mega Development Roundtable and Networking Reception scheduled for September 19, 2019 in Midtown covering Flushing Point Plaza, Sunnyside Yard, Willets Point Development, Rikers Island Redevelopment update and the resulting Borough Based Detention Plan.  Early registration is open, and seats are limited.

 

Many Queens New York neighborhoods, historically, known for high rate of foreclosure and low rate of economic development are now realizing new residential and commercial development en masse and reaping the benefits of municipal investments, the affordability mandate, redevelopment and rezoning.

 

FEATURED PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES, Queens Capital Projects

  • Flushing Point Plaza

  • Willets Point Development

  • Sunnyside Yard

  • Update on the Rikers Island Redevelopment movement, and proposed Borough Based Detention Plan

Flushing Point Plaza

The proposed project consists of three 19 story, mixed-use buildings are set to rise in downtown Flushing consisting of a residential and commercial complex spanning 550,465 square feet with two 19 story apartment buildings and a 19-story hotel at the former site of a warehouse.  The first residential tower will include a 390-car garage and the second residential tower will host a 112-car garage on the ground floor. The first floor of the hotel will host a lobby and retail space, while the rest of the hotel will provide 472 rooms. The project is expected to be completed in three years.

 

Borough Based Detention Plan

NYC plans to build a new 1,150 bed joining every borough except Staten Island by 2026 as part of a 4 Billion dollar complex proposal to replace Rikers Island.

 

Willets Point Development

After nearly being derailed, this mega project is back on. The project will include 1,100 affordable apartments, while plans for a 200 store shopping mall have been scrapped. Current estimates for the project come in at 385 million dollars. 

 

Sunnyside Yard 

This is the city’s 19 billion dollar proposal to deck over exposed rail yards in Sunnyside to create a platform for parks, schools, retail, and thousands of new apartments.

 

The When and Where:  Tower 49

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Date: September 19, 2019

Location: Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street, New York City

Event Type: Mega Development and Infrastructure Roundtable and Networking Mixer

 

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research, communications, and legislative consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

 

The Capital Project Symposiums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and the EIG. We thank you for your continued participation.

 

Best regards,

Green Building Worldwide

Jul 31, 2019

The Transformation of Brooklyn Mega Development, Affordable Housing and Zoning Roundtable

The Transformation of Brooklyn Mega Development, Affordable Housing and Zoning Roundtable 

Brooklyn is bustling with cranes and developers investing billions into promising new projects and initiatives. Join Green Building Worldwide and key stakeholders for this important roundtable to be held on July 31, 2019 for a discussion on new developments coming online and key initiatives. Be sure to register as limited seats remain.

 

Home to nearly 2.6 million residents, Brooklyn is the most populous borough in New York City and a growing innovation economy. Importantly, the challenges that have stymied affordable housing development in the United States are evident in Brooklyn show no signs of lessening. All stakeholders agree that it is past time to work strategically to start finding answers affordable housing, zoning and development challenges.

 

The Discussion:  Brooklyn Mega Development Projects, Affordable Housing and Zoning Initiatives

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Pacific Park, a major Brooklyn Master Plan

  • 85 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York

  • Green Point Landing, Brooklyn, New York

  • 9 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

  • Gowanus Rezoning Proposal and Update on BQE Cantilever

 

Brooklyn Navy Yard

The 300 acre Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial site involves emerging, high growth industries that are based in technology and reinventing Architecture and itself. Over 5.1 million square feet is being constructed and the future is looking bright with the recent newly announced mega developments.

 

Pacific Park

The former 22 acre Atlantic Yards, now Pacific Park, has built 782 affordable housing units of the promised 2,250 well after a decade of planning. The mixed use residential and commercial development recently announced a new mega project in its best to meet its 2025 targeted completion date.

85 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York

The transformation of one of Dumbo’s long-undeveloped tracts of land is finally moving forward. The site is being prepped for its conversion into a 1.1 million square foot mixed use development.The site is part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation brownfield remediation program, and work to clean up the site is now underway. 

 

Green Point Developments, Green Point Landing: Brooklyn, New York

Green Point Landing towers and a standalone seven story building will bring 745 rentals to the area. Thirty percent of those apartments will be earmarked as affordable and integrated throughout one of the two towers. The 30 and 40 story towers are part of the 22 acre Green Point Landing development. The development will see Eagle and Dupont streets extended towards the East River, and rise between them on the waterfront. The sites formerly served industrial uses, and have been closed off to the public. The mixed-use buildings will also have 8,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction is poised to begin this summer.

 

9 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Planned to be the Tallest Tower to Rise in Brooklyn, the project would eventually feature 425 rental units, 30 percent of which will be set aside as affordable housing, as well as 150 condominiums and 120K SF of retail space. Over the landmarked Dime Savings Bank and has faced years of challenges to find financing. Development will start this summer and is slated to be complete by 2022.

 

Gowanus Rezoning Proposal new update

The proposal is based off of the framework prepared by DCP , and builds off of some of the key points of that framework: creating more housing including affordable, prioritizing space for light industrial and cultural institutions, and cleaning up the Superfund adjacent neighborhood.

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum:  Brooklyn Developments

The When and Where: One Seaport Plaza

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Location: One Seaport Plaza, 199 Water Street, New York City

Refreshments will be served, Wine and Cheese Tasting

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at our core.

 

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Jul 17, 2019

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum: The Transformation of the Lower Manhattan Mega Development and Resiliency Initiatives

The Transformation of the Lower Manhattan Mega Development and Resiliency Initiatives

The area is bustling with cranes and developers investing billions into promising new projects and initiatives. Join Green Building Worldwide for this important roundtable to be held on July 17, 2019 for an enhanced discussion on new developments coming online and key resiliency initiatives. Registration includes complimentary WeWork hosted panel discussion (see below).  Be sure to register as limited seats remain.

 

The Discussion: 

New and Proposed Developments include 80 South Street and 2 Manhattan West, and 80 Broad Street

Key resiliency measures in LOMA estimated to be 80 bn dollars

 

80 South Street

Among New York City supertalls expected to rise as part of the current development boom, 80 South Street which would result in the tallest building by roof height in all of Lower Manhattan, likely approaching 1,500 feet above street level.

 

2 Manhattan West

Developers are officially set to construct Two Manhattan West. The near supertall tower will be the second tallest skyscraper in the Manhattan West complex, comprising two million square feet of space, rising 935 feet to its rooftop, and enclosing 62 floors of office space, all at a cost of approximately 2 billion dollars.

 

20 Broad Street

New York Stock Exchange building at 20 Broad Street will be converted into apartments is moving forward after the city’s Department of Buildings gave the developer the all clear last week. The 27 story building from Vornado Realty Trust back in 2015 for 185 million dollars, and announced its intention to convert the office building into apartments.

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum:  Lower Manhattan

The When and Where: WeWork

Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Date: Wednesday,July 17, 2019

Location: Tower 115 Broadway, New York City

Registration Link:  https://www.greenbuildingww.com/megadevelopmentforums or https://squareup.com/store/eig-gbw

 

new Impact Panel: View of the Future for High Performance and Efficient Buildings

Registration includes as complimentary discussion hosted by WeWork and Moderated by Green Building Worldwide on the Future of High Performance Buildings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at at 115 Broadway.

 

The Panelists: 

Michel Rojkind, Senior Vice President of Architecture, WeWork

Manon Meskens, Architect, A2M

Jamie Hahn, Regional Director, Site1001

Thomas Baade-Mathiesen, Vice President, Altanova

 

The Moderator: L. Charlie Oliver, CEO, Green Building Worldwide

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at our core.

 

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

May 02, 2019

Mega Development Forum on Long Island City Projects and Post Amazon HQ2 Impact, Round Two

MEGA DEVELOPMENTS . BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES .  Post AMAZON HQ2 . ECONOMIC IMPACT

Join Green Building Worldwide for a unique informational session on the major developments underway in Long Island City and post Amazon HQ2. We will share insights into each development, where the details of each will be openly discussed. In addition, we will discuss the the impact and opportunities resulting from the fall out of Amazon’s new headquarters into Long Island City.

 

THE DISCUSSION: Long Island City Developments and Amazon HQ2, Part Two

Court Square City View Towers, LIC

44-40 Vernon Boulevard, LIC

22-43 Jackson Avenue, LIC

5 Pointz

23-15 44th Drive, LIC

Special presentation on the post Amazon HQ2 impact and opportunities

 

Long Island City is one of NYCs most active districts with over 350 developments in the works with unprecedented opportunities for new office space, retail locations, and affordable and mixed-use housing to meet these population growth demands. Green Building Worldwide will shed light on how your organization can get involved.

 

THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS:

Court Square City View Towers, LIC

This skyscraper is poised to claim the title of Queens tallest tower at 752 feet tall. Court Square City View Tower will have 802 apartments with unparalleled skyline views and all of the typical luxury amenities. The tower delivers up to 1.5 million square feet at the center of the Long Island City’s commercial core and includes a lobby dedicated for Amazon’s sole use. The owner is currently developing 150,000 square feet of lifestyle-driven retail space.

 

44-40 Vernon Boulevard, LIC - Paragon Paint

The old Paragon Paint Factory, located Long Island City, is being converted into a series of three buildings that will rise 8, 14, and 28 stories, and have a total of 296 apartments. Rather than razing the factory, developers will incorporate it into the base of one of the towers. The project will also include a new waterfront esplanade.

 

5 Pointz

5 Pointz leaves behind its days as NYC’s graffiti mecca, as the residential development of the site moves full steam ahead. Construction work of the 41 and 48 story rental towers is poised to bring 1,115 apartments to the neighborhood. The towers debuted their facade in early November, and construction is scheduled to wrap next year.

 

22-43 Jackson Avenue, LIC

In April 2016, the developer announced plans to bring a relatively small condo building to Long Island City, across from the 5 Pointz site. The building will have 71 condos, spread out on floors two through seven. Plans also call for three retail spaces on the ground floor. Construction began in August 2017 and will wrap up sometime in 2020.

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum: Long Island City Developments, Part Two

The When and Where: Tower 49

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Location: Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street, New York City

Refreshments will be served.

Registration Includes: Appetizers, refreshments, presentations and extraordinary networking.

 

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at our core.

 

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Dec 06, 2018

Mega Development Forum on Long Island City Projects and Impact of Amazon HQ2

Join Green Building Worldwide for an unique informational session on the major developments underway in Long Island City, New York. We will share our key insights into each development, where the details and major impacts of each development will be openly discussed. In addition, the arrival of Amazon’s new headquarters into Long Island City and all associated developments will be discussed.

 

Long Island City is one of NYCs most up and coming districts, as the neighborhood is poised to welcome tens of thousands of new residents. There are over 350 developments in the works to meet these population growth demands with major opportunities for new office space, retail locations, and affordable and mixed-use housing. Green Building Worldwide will shed light on how your organization can get involved. 

 

THE DISCUSSION: Long Island City Developments

Anable Basin

Amazon HQ2.
Hunters Point South

Queens Plaza Park 

The JACX

Eagle Electric Redevelopment (Eagle Lofts)

ODA New York 27th Street

THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS:
Anable Basin

This 3 billion dollar project will provide condominiums to the East Waterfront area of Long Island City. The 70 story development will also provide retail and commercial space along with a public waterfront esplanade with direct waterfront access. The development will consist of 5.8 million square feet in total building space.  Anable Basin will also be the location of the new Amazon HQ2.

 

Hunters Point South

The two respective 32 story and 55 story towers that make up Hunters Point South will offer mixed-use and affordable housing to residents of many different backgrounds. As Phase I is completed, Phase 2 will cost 500 million dollar, span a total of 240,000 square feet, and include 40,000 square feet of retail and community facility space. The project will also provide commercial/retail space and a waterfront park.

 

Queens Plaza Park 

Expected to be the tallest building in Queens, this development consists of a 710 foot tall tower yielding 978k square feet of residential use along with commercial and retail space. The building offers an outdoor pool, a 20,000 square foot gym, and more exciting features for the building occupants. 

 

The JACX

The two 26 story towers comprising this project will offer 1.1 million square feet in office-use development. This 700 million dollar project is poised to offer 50,000 square feet of retail space, as well. In addition, employees working in this building will have access to an 1 acre outdoor park on the 5th floor.

 

Eagle Electric Redevelopment, Eagle Lofts

The Eagle Lofts in Long Island City are 54 stories tall yielding 712,000 square feet in residential space.  The development is designed to maintain the industrial look of the original building within the new residential units. 

 

ODA New York 27th Street

This 18 floor development will offer 140,130 square feet in total building size. The development will offer residential space with many comfortable amenities. The development incurred total hard costs 55,000,000 dollars.

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum: Long Island City
The When and Where: Grand Central
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Date: December 6th, 2018
Location: Grand Central, 450 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10017

Refreshments will be served.

 

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

Best regards,
L. Charlie Oliver
CEO
Green Building Worldwide
212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Oct 25, 2018

The Transformation of the West Side of Manhattan, Hudson Yards

DESIGN . PUBLIC INVESTMENTS .  MEGA DEVELOPMENTS . BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Reboot, Transformation of the West Side of Manhattan Forum. The West Side is bustling with cranes and developers investing billions into promising new projects. This forum, to be held on October 25th, will provide an enhanced discussion on new Hudson Yards developments coming online and a special presentation by general contractor and developer Pizzarotti regarding the development of 45 Broad Street. Be sure to register as limited seats remain.

 

THE DISCUSSION: Hudson Yards and the 45 Broad Street Development

Hudson Yards Mega Developments and Infrastructure

Public Investments

An Overview of the Public Investments Surrounding Hudson Yards, new

New Developments within Hudson Yards

50 Hudson Yards

450 Eleventh Avenue

The Gateway Tunnel

Developments to be completed in 2019

The Shed

Vesel

The Shop and Restaurant

30 Hudson Yards

35 Hudson Yards

Special presentation on 45 Broad Street 

Overview of 45 Broad Street Mega Development and 1 Seaport at 161 Maiden Lane/AC by Marriott at 151 Maiden Lane

Subcontracting and Vendor Opportunities and Process with Pizzarotti

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum: West Side of Manhattan

The When and Where: Tower 49

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Location: Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street, New York City

 

About Hudson Yards:

Hudson Yards is a 20 billion dollar mega project known to be the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.

 

About the 45 Broad Street Development:

The 45 Broad Street development is located on the West Side of Manhattan scheduled to be completed in mid 2021. The development is set to rise 1,127 feet to its peak, and meant to reverse the trend of the all-glass box. Once completed, it will be the tallest residential building in FiDi, and the sixth tallest in NYC. Office space and amenity floors will lift the first apartments to about 240 feet in height, while the uppermost units are at 950 plus feet so panoramic views are available throughout.

For neighbors and residents, there is planning for a much needed improved access to the J and Z line, for all people including those with mobility issues.

 

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

 

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG.

We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Sep 06, 2018

Brooklyn Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum, Part Two

Market Moves - Brooklyn Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum, Part Two. We are pleased to include Chestnut Commons, a new project that is a direct result of the 205 block East New York rezoning. Come out meet one of the leading developers for both Chestnut Commons and the Peninsula.

 

The Discussion: Brooklyn Development and Infrastructure Forum, Part II

Overview of Development and Infrastructure Projects

Capital, Investment Priorities

Contracting Opportunities

 

Meet the Developer: Chestnut Commons new

Chestnut Commons is a new project with the 205 Block East New York Rezoning,

One of the last remaining large plots of underused city owned land in New York City, Chestnut Commons will bring over 270 new units to the market. This project will be built to Passive House standards. 

 

The Brooklyn Development and Infrastructure Projects:

Chestnut Commons, new

East New York Rezoning

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Bedford Union Armory

Industry City

Ocean Dreams

Coney Island Comprehensive Development

 

Brooklyn Development and Infrastructure Projects: brief description

East New York Rezoning

The zoning plan would bring 6,500 new apartments to the East New York area, with approximately half of them being affordable.  The City approved the rezoning, pushing forward  the planned revitalization of 205 blocks in Brooklyn which includes East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill.

 

Chestnut Commons

This 270 plus unit development is designed to incorporate an energy recovery system, continuous air barrier, high performance glazing, minimize thermal bridging as well as general sustainable practices such as active design, community terraces, solar panel array, energy management system and low V.O.C paint. Chestnut Commons will also have an innovative community center offering satellite courses in partnership with Kingsborough Community College, a black box theater programmed by ARTS East New York, a food manufacturing kitchen incubator, health and social services, and additional community and recreational uses. 

 

Brooklyn Navy Yard

The 2.5 billion dollar building plan will  more than quadruple its current workforce. The ongoing navy yards expansion includes the creation of a waterfront office building and co working space. The new building plan is for 5.1 million more square feet.

 

Bedford Union Armory

The project will bring apartments and a recreation center to Crown Heights. The 180 foot tall structure will yield 336,100 square feet of residential use. 330 apartments will be brought to market.

 

Industry City

Formerly titled Bush Terminal, IC is a collection of enormous warehouses stationed from 32nd to 37th Streets on Third Avenue, and from 39th Street to the waterfront on Second Avenue, each of which was once part of the waterfronts intermodal shipping, warehouse, and manufacturing complex.

 

Ocean Dreams

Ocean Dreams is a new apartment development by Red Apple Group currently under construction at 3514 Surf Avenue, Kings Count. The development is scheduled for completion in 2019. Ocean Dreams will bring a total of 425 units to market

 

Coney Island Redevelopment

Through zoning changes, mapping actions, and strategic capital investments, the Comprehensive Plan for Coney Island will reinvigorating this fabled amusement and entertainment destination. The redevelopment will include amusement parks, infrastructure projects, mixed use mega developments and office space.

 

Green Building Worldwide Development and Infrastructure Forum have been  met with great interest as we discuss the NYC Ten Year Capital Strategy and 95.8 billion in planned spending for housing, commercial revitalization and infrastructure.

 

Place: Grand Central, 450 Lexington Avenue, New York City 10017

Time:  5:30pm to 7:00pm

Date:  Thursday, September 6, 2018

Registration includes: Information Packed Presentations and Refreshments

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research, communications, and legislative consulting firm. The Development and Infrastructure Forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation.

 

Best regards,

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160

Aug 16, 2018

FORUM - General Contractor and Sub Collaboration, 3.0

General Contractor and Sub Collaboration: 3.0

Join GBW for  a one of  a kind Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum geared toward the  Construction Industry and related fields to be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018. 

 

Who is attending?

We have asked the top contracting firms to share their expertise on forward thinking topics taking center stage in the industry, please topics below.   Here is the chance to hear directly from industry leaders in a dialogue that promises to be packed with information, opportunities and best practices.

 

The Topics:

Future of the Construction Industry in New York City, the real deal

Building Collaboration Between Subs and General Contractors, new solutions

The foreseen impact of Technology on Construction Industry, what you will want to know

Industry Growth from Diversity Management to Inclusion

 

The Industry:

Based on the Construction Intelligence Center Global 50, a grouping of the 50 largest and most influential markets in the world, the global construction industry is projected to grow 10.3 trillion dollars in 2020.

Speakers:

Leading Contracting Firms

The When and Where: 

Time:  5:30 to 7:30pm

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Location: Colgate Palmolive Building, 300 Park Avenue, New York, New York

 

The Mega Development and Infrastructure Forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Mar 15, 2018

Business of Green Building: Development Forum with Department of City Planning and L+M Development Partners

Join two Mega Development and Infrastructure Forums focused on Zoning and Mega Developments. Plan to join municipal agencies and private entities for Part One dedicated to the historic rezoning of East Harlem.

 

Public Sector: Leveraging Zoning

The NYC Capital Ten Year Capital strategy 95.8 billion dollars in planned spending.  The Ten Year Capital Strategy broadly anticipates funding levels that will enable the City to design its capital projects, leverage rezoning and strengthen its infrastructure.

 

PART ONE: Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum with L+M Development Partners and the New York City Department of City Planning

The Discussion:

Essex Crossings Development

Sendero Verde Development, L+M Development Partners

96 Block Rezoning within the Eastside of Manhattan

Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Growth and Contracting, MWBE Opportunities

 

The Projects:

Essex Crossing, new

115 Delancey Street, Manhattan, NY

Essex Crossing heralds a new beginning and represents a true partnership between public and private interests. Construction is currently underway on four of the nine parcels and over 1 million square feet is in development. The entire project is projected to be over 1.65 million square feet with the last parcel expected to commence construction by the winter 2021 and be completed in 2024.

 

SENDERO VERDE, within the Zone, Large Scale Development and largest passive house development in the nation, new

One of the massive projects to be developed in East Harlem as a result of the recent East Harlem Neighborhood Plan Rezoning is Sendero Verde. This 751,000 square foot mixed use development slated to be the largest passive house development in the nation. The project has made a strong commitment to MWBE participation. It will be a mixed use, highly sustainable development to constructed in three phases.

 

The East Harlem Rezoning: 96 NYC Blocks, Approved

The East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning covers 96 blocks generally bounded by East 104th street to the South, East 132nd Street to the North, Park Avenue to the West and Second Avenue to the East. The plan features supporting initiatives related to infrastructure, economic development. The plan involves allocation 50 million dollars in capital improvements in NYCHA stock and 83 million dollars to expand the Harlem River Greenway Link, 15 million dollars to improve the East River Esplanade, 4.7 million dollars for Harlem River Park, and 25 million dollars to renovate La Marqueta.

 

Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway will extend service to 125th Street, with stations at 106th, 116th and 125th Streets. The plan includes the 125th Street Connector, which will link that station with the Lexington Avenue subway line and the Metro North Railroad. Phase 2, which would extend the line up to 125th Street near the Harlem River, is expected to cost 6 billion dollars. Tunneling for that will begin in 2019 or 2020.

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum: Part One

The When and Where: Grand Central

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Location: Grand Central Location, 450 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Event Type: Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum and Networking Mixer

The Mega Development and Infrastructure Forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation.

 

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Jan 25, 2018

Business of Green Building: Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum & Mixer - New York City

The Transformation of New York City - Business of Green Building

Join the 2018 Kick off of the Mega Development and Infrastructure Forums as we present two award winning members development teams for both the Domino Sugar Development and the Peninsula. This is promised to be dynamic evening of presentations, conversation, and hyper networking with city agencies, engineering and architectural firms, real estate and development teams and related industry.  The early registration ends on January 17th. 

 

The Transformation of New York City, the Business of Green Building

Cranes in the air, development at an all time high and the transformation of New York gold, its real estate. The majority of New Building, Demolition and Alteration permits were issued in emerging areas. The City of New York plans to invest 95.85 billion dollars over the next decade to improve infrastructure, buildings, and neighborhoods across the five boroughs. 

 

Mega Development and Infrastructure Forum with Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder of PAU and Carole Weiss, Co Founder and Managing Director of WXY

The Discussion:

  • The Plan and Design of next phase of the Domino Sugar Development

  • The Plan and Design of the Peninsula Development

  • Vision for Planning, Designing and Delivery of Urban Cities

  • The discussion will touch upon Related Zoning, Impact and Economic Opportunities as well as MWBE Goals

 

ABOUT THE FEATURED PRESENTERS:  Meet the two prominent architects and urban designers tasked with the vision and design of mega developments and cities.

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Mr. Chakrabarti launched his practice focused on the advancement of cities through cosmopolitan architecture and strategically innovative urban planning, today PAU is working on projects from Brooklyn to Mongolia.nPrior to founding PAU, Vishaan was a principal at SHoP Architects where he co led major architecture and urban design projects including the master plan and first building at the Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg as well as the master plan and first building at the Essex Crossing site at Seward Park.

 

Chakrabarti was also the president of Moynihan Station Venture, and remains an ardent advocate for the reconstruction of New York’s Pennsylvania Station. Chakrabarti served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the Director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning, where he successfully collaborated on the now realized efforts to save the High Line, rezone Hudson Yards, extend the number 7 subway line, rebuild the East River Waterfront, expand Columbia University, and reincorporate the street grid at the World Trade Center site after the tragic events of September 11. PAU received a Project Honor Award in the 2017 AIA New York Design Awards for our proposal for a new Penn Station.

 

About the Domino Sugar Refinery:  Nesting

Like the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Industry City, the Domino Sugar Refinery will soon return to life as the nerve center of a new working waterfront, the heart of a 6.6 acre park that will anchor a brilliant new mixed-use neighborhood being built by our extraordinary client, Two Trees Management. When the development’s full build-out is completed at some point in the 2020s, it will contain an estimated 2,800 apartments, 700 of them affordable, surrounding the refinery office space, along the six acre park.

 

PAUs new version is at once simpler and more sophisticated: a rectangular glass building topped by a barrel vault, which sits within, but doesn't touch, the existing walls.  A layer of air, 10 to 12 feet deep and open to the sky, separates the tough exterior from the more delicate structure inside, with a courtyard on one side accentuating the divide. Sunlight and rain pour down between the nested buildings, brightening the offices and turning the outer layer into a perforated screen made of brick. The19th century structure becomes a freestanding ruin, its unglazed windows resembling the stacked arches of an ancient roman aqueduct. PAU has drafted a glass clouds, as sleek and see through as an Apple store.  New York Magazine

 

Claire Weisz, Co-Founder and Principal in Charge, WXY

Claire Weisz, architect and urbanist, is a founding principal of the award winning WXY practice based in New York City.  The  whose work focuses on innovative approaches to public space, buildings, and cities. WXY is an award winning multi disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts.

WXY has received design and urban planning awards from among others the American Institute of Architects,  the American Planning Association and from the Architecture League its League Prize and was selected as an Emerging Voice in 2011.

 

WXYs integrated design process involves clients and stakeholders, to coordinate and solve complex design problems, yielding solutions as noteworthy for their intimacy and detail as for their civic dignity and amenity. Her recent and ongoing work includes Blue Dunes, The Brooklyn Tech Triangle a study of Brooklyn  growing tech culture, the East River Blueway and reconstructing the five miles of Rockaway Boardwalk post Sandy as well the Peninsula.  

 

About the Peninsula

The Peninsula Development Team, led by Gilbane Development Company along with Hudson Companies and Mutual Housing Association of New York, was selected by New York City Economic Development Corporation and Department of Housing Preservation and Development to transform the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx’s Hunts Point community into a 5 acre campus featuring 100 percent affordable housing, good jobs, and recreational space.

 

The 300 million dollar project will create approximately: 740 units of 100 percent affordable housing, 52,000 square feet of open recreational space that includes a new public plaza, 49,000 square feet of light industrial space, 48,000 square feet of community facility space including artist workspace, and 21,000 square feet of ground floor retail and commercial space.

 

Development of The Peninsula will occur in 3 phases, with phase I to be completed in 2021, phase II to be completed in 2022 and anticipated completion of phase III in 2024. The project is expected to create 177 permanent jobs and more than 1,600 temporary construction jobs, and the selected development team has committed to a 35 percent MWBE goal.

 

Registration: https://www.greenbuildingww.com/megadevelopmentforums or https://squareup.com/store/eig-gbw/

 

Place: Fulton Center, 200 Broadway, New York City, new 

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Date:  Thursday, January 25, 2018

Event Type: Mega Development Forum and Kick Off Networking Mixer

Registration:  https://squareup.com/store/eig-gbw/

 

Registration Includes:

Appetizers and Refreshments

Presentations

Hyper Networking, as only GBW can do it

Great, Fun Venue

 

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research, communications, and legislative consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

 

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation.

 

As we kick off 2018, we look forward to continuing our work of bridging the gap. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly  at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

 

Wishing you a Happy  and Prosperous New Year!

Best regards,

L. Charlie Oliver

CEO

Green Building Worldwide

212.500.1160, Ext. 700

Oct 19, 2017

Business of Green Building: Mega Development & Infrastructure Forum, Transformation of the East Side of Manhattan

Business of Green Building and the Transformation of the East Side of Manhattan

 

TRANSFORMATION OF THE EAST SIDE OF MANHATTAN: Business of Green Building

The Eastside of Manhattan is bustling with cranes and developers investing billions into promising new projects. City government is also on trend with investment and encouragement of expanded rezoning efforts. The sustainability and resiliency of  the developments as well as infrastructure projects are being brought to the forefront.

Along coastlines and lake shores and river fronts across the country, tenants and homeowners, regulators and planners, private developers and public institutions are embracing the accumulating evidence of climate change and fortifying buildings and infrastructure against rising sea levels and ever more intense storms. - according to the New York Times

Featured Presentation: Simon Koster

Principal, JDS Development Group

The American Copper Buildings

Simon Koster is a Principal at JDS Development Group, an innovative real estate development, construction, and acquisition firm responsible for the creation of numerous residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects in New York City and Miami. As a materials and mechanical engineer, Koster brings his unique background and leadership to oversee development planning, design, coordination, and construction management teams across all JDS projects.

 

JDS has more than nine million square feet of property in various stages of development, including the record-setting Walker Tower and Stella Tower, the American Copper Buildings, 111 West 57th Street and The Fitzroy. JDS’s goal is to redefine what it means to be a real estate developer in the twenty- first century. The firm is dedicated to leaving the urban landscape better served by its projects.

 

American Copper Buildings development features 763 apartments within two copper clad towers connected by a three-story skybridge designed by SHoP Architects. American Copper is one of the first truly post-sandy designed and built, large-scale construction projects in New York City, including emergency generators, elevating systems above the first floor, stone lobbies, and convenience outlets for each apartment. 

Our Ongoing Discussion:

Cohesive examination of Key Projects transforming the East Side of Manhattan

Growth, Impact and Opportunity

Zoning Presentation:  

East Midtown Rezoning

The East Midtown Area is a 73 block area surrounding Grand Central Terminal comprising a total of 70 million square feet of office space.  The plan provides rezoning incentives to promote the development of a handful of new, state of the art commercial buildings over coming decade so that the East Midtown Office Stock remains attractive to a broad range of businesses, including major corporate tenants.

 

Special Presentations:

Essex Crossings

One Vanderbilt

Morgans Hotel

Place: JDS Development Group, 104 5th Avenue, New York City - Boardroom

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Date:  Thursday, October 19, 2017

Event Type:  Development and Infrastructure Forum

Registration includes: Information Packed Presentations, and Networking Mixer at a great venue

Organizer:    Green Building Worldwide in conjunction with the Equitable Infrastructure Group

 

One Vanderbilt,  the 1,401-foot office tower that will soon loom over Midtown East and become New York City’s second tallest tower. Once complete, the building will stand 58 stories high and span more than 1 million square feet with 30,000 square feet of amenities. There will also be a public observation deck, which will be one of the highest in the city, standing at a frightening 1,020 feet above ground.

 

About Green Building Worldwide: Green Building Worldwide is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

 

We love to collaborate, contact us at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

Aug 10, 2017

Business of Green Building: Mega Development & Infrastructure Forum, Transformation of the West Side of Manhattan

Business of Green Building and the Transformation of the West Side of Manhattan

 

The Transformation of the West Side of Manhattan

Architecture firms have their sights set on constructing modern gems that will change the skyline and leave their mark on NYC gold,  real estate. The West Side is bustling with cranes and developers investing billions into promising new projects at an all time high.  An important factor rests in the sustainability and resiliency of current and future developments and infrastructure.

Featured Presentation: 45 Broad Street, New York City, Pizzarotti IBC Team

Hear directly from team members constructing 45 Broad Street, a real estate development project between Pizzarotti IBC, Madison Equities and Gemdale. The 66 story residential tower, a premier site in Manhattan's Financial District is expected to be completed in2019. Once complete, 45 Broad Street will be the city's sixth tallest building and the highest condo in Downtown Manhattan towering over its neighbors at 40 Wall Street and One Wall Street according to ElectricWeb.

 

In 2017, the development team announced that the project would feature 206 condos that come in studio through three-bedroom variants including penthouses with views of the New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty as well as the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

Our Discussion:

Cohesive examination of Key Projects transforming the West Side of Manhattan

Growth, Impact and Opportunity

Projects to be discussed include an update on Manhattan West Development, 200 Amsterdam Avenue as well as the Upper West Side Zoning.

Place: Soho West Screening Room, 175 Varick Street, New York City 10014

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Date:  Thursday, August 10, 2017

Event Type: Mega Development Forum and Kick Off Networking Mixer

Organizer:    Green Building Worldwide in conjunction with the Equitable Infrastructure Group

 

Registration includes: Information Packed Presentations, and Networking Mixer at a great venue

Manhattan West Development, Spanning 1.2 million square feet, 606 West 57th Street will offer 1,028 apartments averaging over 900 square feet. The building will offer amenities that include 400 parking spaces, 550 bike storage spaces, a pet spa, basketball court, outdoor theater, rooftop garden, and more. The ground level will give way to 37,000 square feet of retail space.

About Green Building Worldwide: Green Building Worldwide is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are.

We love to collaborate, contact us at 212.500.1160, Ext. 700.

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We will host invitation only "Future of Buildings" Forum on July 9th, 2020. If you are interested in attending, contact us through this link.

About Us: Green Building Worldwide (GBW) is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm. GBW examines, and communicates the movement of government, the private sector and individual leaders in delivering sustainable buildings and resilient infrastructure. 

 

We are very pleased by the response received. Each interactive discussion fosters one on one dialogue, networking and increased resource sharing.  Our Mega Development and Infrastructure Forums are hosted in conjunction with EIG.

 

We look forward to your participation. If you would like to be included in our database for opportunities in green building or infrastructure, feel free to contact us at 212.500.1160.

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