This page will provide a chronology of the review and approval process of active projects. It will document hearing dates, community meetings, Community Board hearings, City agency reviews along with minutes, resolutions and approval documents.

Once a project is in its final approved form and actual work has begun, the stages of the project can be followed on the NYU Construction site where you will find useful information about all the University's construction projects and the various phases of work progress.

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Project   Description
Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 56-58 Washington Square South Approvals   The site, on Washington Square South and Thompson Street, will be home to NYU's Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, which will include spaces for religious observance, offices for NYU's Chaplains' Circle, classes, music rehearsals, and conferences, and will include space for an ongoing Catholic presence.
Mercer St. Garden and the Co-Gen Plant

  Mercer Street Garden
Construction of the garden jointly designed with the community is coming along well. We expect to remove the construction barriers in late August and have our official grand opening and reception in September.

By now, trees and greenery have been planted, and the basic contours of this inviting, appealing, relaxing and much-needed green space can be discerned.

From July through September NYU will be testing the new Co-Gen Plant.  See the schedule of tests and affects here.

Exterior Rendering - SBK April 2010
Provincetown Playhouse Site
133-139 MacDougal St.
  In June 2008, CB#2 passed a resolution approving the scope, design and theater preservation plans of the as-of-right development at 133-139 MacDougal.  Community meetings on Provincetown Playhouse restoration was the subject of a February 2nd, 2010 letter to the Task Force.  NYU provided drawings and historic photos on April 27, 2010, for Task Force comment regarding signage at the restored Provincetown Playhouse.


Silver Towers Complex Designated a Landmark, 100 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012

  On Nov. 18, 2008, the 'University Village' Site (commonly known as the Silver Towers Complex), built in 1967, was awarded landmark status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The three buildings, designed by I.M. Pei, are representations of their architectural era. The decision made by the Landmarks Preservation Commission ensures that these buildings will be preserved and protected so that they can be appreciated by future generations of NYC residents.

Washington Mews - This is not a Plan 2031 project but part of ongoing maintenance and restoration of the existing campus.
  Replacement of various windows, doors at #7,8, and 14A and improvement of street bed and sidewalks and
ADA compliance requiring Landmarks approval.



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Last Update:   July 14, 2010