May
09

Cornell University Plan Gets Nod from the New York City Council

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Last week, the City Council of New York approved the Cornell University Applied Sciences and Engineering campus plan for Roosevelt Island.  According to Council Member Jessica Lappin, the approval came after a number of concessions from both the Bloomberg Administration and Cornell University for the two million square foot Technology campus .

The city committed to contribute funding to the one year summer ferry service pilot program; and the university agrees to use barging to limit the number of construction vehicles on the island and to adopt PS/IS 217, the local school on Roosevelt Island.  The university pledged to provide teacher training and support, after school programming, tech events, career day options and hardware and software programming development.

The facilities will be constructed over a 30 year period, and when completed, will accommodate 2500 students and 280 faculty members. With laboratories, teaching and resource space, student housing, incubators and accelerators, research and development space and a conference center, the facilities will be built on the former Goldwater hospital site.  Cornell and Tecnion signed a 99 year lease agreement and agreed to open an off-site location before construction begins.

 

Based on GlobeSt.com article.

Categories : In The Neighborhood, UES

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