Monthly Archives: November 2014

ULI New York Explores How Educational Institutions Are Expanding to Accommodate The Workforce of Tomorrow

ULI New York hosted a sold-out program and panel discussion at Grand Central Tech titled “Making Room for Tech: How Educational Institutions are Investing in the Workforce of Tomorrow,” which explored plans by some of the largest universities in New York to expand their footprint to accommodate new programs in engineering and technology.  Euan Robertson, First Deputy Commissioner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, moderated a distinguished panel of speakers from leading educational institutions that encourage the growth of the tech industry in NYC. Panelists included Jonathan Bowles, Executive … Read More

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Empire State Development Issues RFPs for Purchase or Lease & Redevelopment of Two Correctional Facilities

Empire State Development (ESD), New York State’s chief economic development agency, has issued Requests for Proposals for the purchase or lease and redevelopment of two former correctional facilities.  The first property, Beacon Correctional Facility, features 39 acres in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, and includes 21 structures of more than 100,000 total square feet.  New York State has committed up to $6 million in grants in support of redevelopment at the Beacon site. The second property, Chateaugay Correctional Facility,  is located on a 100 acre site located in … Read More

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ULI Case Studies – New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street

The development of New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street is a story about extraordinary design, perseverance, and exceptional timing. The building, designed by Frank Gehry, became an instant landmark in New York and garnered international praise among architectural critics. The project might have turned out quite differently, however, if not for the dedication of the developer, Forest City Ratner, to the original concept for the project. Even at a time when many people questioned the viability of the project, Forest City Ratner was resolute in its objective to … Read More

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ULI is Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Hines Competition

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The ULI Hines Competition is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The Hines Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each. … Read More

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