I don't really go for the preschool colors.
10th Avenue between 51st Street & 53rd Street
Gordon Kipping of G Tects with H. Thomas O'Hara
G TECTS LLC
530 West 25th Street, 503
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212. 414. 2300
Fax: 212 414 2301
Clinton Green Mixed-Use Development
10th Avenue between
51st Street & 53rd Street
New York, NY
Owner / Client: *
The Dermot Company, Inc.
1775 Broadway, Suite 730
New York, NY 10019
New York City Housing Preservation Development
Dermot Co. to Develop $170M Hell's Kitchen Project
By Glen Thompson
Last updated: Mar 24, 2003 09:49AM
NEW YORK CITY-The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development has designated the Dermot Co. Inc. to develop a major mixed-use project on 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. Clinton Green, named for the once-raw neighborhood's gentler sobriquet, is a $170-million mix of multifamily housing, retail, open space, performance venues and parking on 66,500 sf of city property.
Dermot will develop Clinton Green in joint venture with the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts. Funding will be arranged through the AFL-CIO Investment Program’s $750-million New York City Community Investment Initiative, which directs pension funds from the Housing Investment Trust and Building Investment Trust to finance New York housing and commercial development and mortgages for working families. Groundbreaking is slated for spring 2005.
The city issued its RFP in December 2001 with proposals due at the end of February 2002. "As you might imagine, the proposals are huge," an HPD spokesperson tells GlobeSt.com. And while the city will not release competitive information until after all contracts are signed, the spokesperson notes that interest in the project was high and several plans were submitted, accounting for the yearlong turnaround time for designating a developer.
"HPD has led the revitalization of the Clinton neighborhood through years of investment in affordable housing," says HPD commissioner Jerilyn Perine. "By making these sites available for environmentally friendly, mixed-use development, we are continuing these efforts and taking another step toward fulfilling Mayor Bloomberg’s housing plan." Known as The New Housing Marketplace: Creating Housing for the Next Generation, the mayor's initiative calls for the investment of $3 billion over the next five years to create and preserve more than 65,000 homes and apartments in New York City’s neighborhoods."
The L-shaped development site cuts a mid-block swath from 51st to 53rd streets, and then runs east to 10th Avenue with roughly 100 ft of avenue frontage between 52nd and 53rd streets. Dermot will be responsible for demolishing several vacant buildings located on the property. Excluded from the development site are four attached five-story residential buildings along 10th Avenue and a community garden fronting 52nd Street.
Upon completion, the city-owned parcels will feature approximately 600 mixed-income housing units, 11,600 square feet of retail space, new homes for the Intar Theater and Ensemble Studio Theater, 29,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, 2,850 square feet of community facility space, and 142 below-grade parking spaces.
In the RFP, HPD required that developers incorporate "Green Building" principles, which promote environmentally and financially sound new development geared toward greater energy efficiency, as well as the use of renewable and sustainable resources. Clinton Green will achieve a "Silver" rating as outlined in the U.S. Green Buildings Council LEED Ratings System.
This is locally based Dermot's second New York City development. The company broke ground earlier this month on 475 Ninth Ave., a 15 story, 259-unit new apartment building in Midtown Manhattan near the Lincoln Tunnel. The $74.3-million project, like Clinton Green, is a joint venture between the developer and the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts.
From the NYPost:
CLINTON AREA GETS 2 DEVELOPMENTS
By LOIS WEISS
March 22, 2003 -- Two Clinton development sites have been awarded to The Dermot Company by the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Dermot proposed constructing Clinton Green-a $170 million, Silver-rated environmentally sensitive residential project that will be financed through a venture with the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts.
The 600,000-square-foot project encompasses the southwest corner of Tenth Avenue and 53rd St. and then meanders midblock on the west side of Tenth between West 51st and 52nd Streets.
Designed by Gordon Kipping of G Tects with H. Thomas O'Hara as architect of record, the two buildings will be interconnected towers with about 500-mixed income apartments. There will also be 11,600 square feet of retail space, 29,000 square feet of public open space, 2,850 square feet of community facilities and 142 below-grade parking spaces.
Clinton Green will also include space in a low-rise commercial building on Tenth Avenue for the Intar Theater and Ensemble Studio Theater.
Noted Steve Benjamin of The Dermot Company, "We feel strongly about our proposal and pricing and are thrilled to have the opportunity to do the project."
Benjamin declined to discuss pricing but sources told The Post that Dermot is paying $20 million for the sites, about $10 million more than what was offered by its three major competitors: the Related Companies, Gotham and Sidney Fetner & Associates.
I don't really go for the preschool colors.
Well, it's futuristic, and very origininal. *Good mixed-use, especially with the theaters. *I love when this is done.
The buildings look quite squat and boxy to me. *The colors do liven thing up a bit, though.
all the flowery language to throw you morons off the course of the fact that it's a PROJECT. Can't you read? I don't understand...it has been the mantra of planning theory since the '70's....PROJECTS DON'T WORK. And for anyone who has ever glanced at an economics textbook, when you subsidize housing or control rents in a high demand area like NYC, the Supply curve intersects the demand curve much closer to the grid's point of origin - completely eliminating the rest of society's profit, to say nothing of inviting low-class throngs to "revitalize" the neighborhood I live in.
It's not a project as in public housing. Project refers to the item the architect designs.
And "mixed income" certainly does not mean market rate, G. It refers to the fact that some units, same size, same shape, same view, will be cheaper than others to fill a certain demographic qhouta. That's why NYC HPD was involved. Boy, we really are the toilet of the rest of this island.
Mixed income is a good thing. Although it results in less profit for the developers, it increases the lifestyle diversity of the area and prevents the 'local inflation' from getting too high.
Don't worry, bo. Most new residential buildings are also mixed income, with 20% of units going for less than the market rate. Nothing bad happened to the areas around them.
This looks like the dated result of a psychedelic experiment on someone with no imagination.
More realistic, less kiddielike. Kind of strange having four of them.
Intriguing, and an improvement for sure.
Looks nice. Like the 4 glass towers.
Kinda big, taking up 2 city blocks.
Love the mixed use, with some space given to cultural groups. This is what should be done in more new developments:
"Upon completion, the city-owned parcels will feature approximately 600 mixed-income housing units, 11,600 square feet of retail space, new homes for the Intar Theater and Ensemble Studio Theater, 29,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, 2,850 square feet of community facility space, and 142 below-grade parking spaces."