St. John's Getty Square TAP (September/October, 2020)
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On September 30 – October 2, 2020 ULI members from New York and Westchester/Fairfield completed a two-and-a-half-day Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for The Alliance for Renewal at St. John’s Getty Square (the Alliance) – a partnership group comprised of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Christ Church Bronxville, Christ’s Church Rye, and The Episcopal Diocese of New York. The primary goal of the Alliance is to develop a school for the performing arts on St. John’s campus. The TAP was tasked with providing guidance on the potential development or redevelopment of the St. John’s Episcopal Church buildings and development recommendations for the Episcopal School for the Performing Arts (ESPA) on the campus.
ULI convened a virtual TAP – chaired by Christopher Stienon – comprised of twelve professionals from a variety of real estate disciplines, to study the land use challenge at hand and provide a series of recommendations and strategies that would help the Alliance in the pursuit of its goals.
After two and one-half days of briefings, confidential stakeholder interviews, and expert analysis, the Panel arrived at a blueprint for development – a series of recommendations that the Alliance can use to begin to achieve its bold, mission-focused, and community-centered goals. Given the scope of work involved in creating a new school from the ground-up, the Panel wisely divided its development recommendations into three development phases that can be launched and completed over time.
A note about this Technical Assistance Panel
Due to the sensitivity of the information and issues at hand for the Alliance, and in an effort to preserve the integrity of the Panel’s recommendations, ULI is neither able to release the strategic details of the Panels’ recommendations, nor its tactics at this time. The final report for this TAP may become publicly available in the future, with approval from the Sponsor.