Mixed-Use Development

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Project Description

The New City is a $150 – $200 million dollar mixed use development proposed for a former YMCA site. The plan called for up to 500,000 square feet of retail space (two/three levels) forming an outdoor plaza. Below the buildings and plaza is parking with an additional multi-story parking ramp on the south side of the site. The residential component called for up to 400 units. The north corner of the triangular parcel is anchored by a 25 story residential tower with another smaller tower, possibly a hotel, on the west side of the site. The retail program called for a mixture of boutique stores as well as a large specialty grocer and a theater. The project was designed to obtain a LEED rating with many sustainable features.

The project went through many iterations and when finally built, had changed substantially from the original design but attained LEED Gold.

Role

Project Manager for residential tower ‘A’ from the Design Development Phase through the Construction Document Phase and developed a LEED specifications for the project. This project was eventually completed and I assisted OKW as a contract consultant for a portion of the final CD phase of the project (again reconfigured and scaled down from earlier designs).

Firm

OKW Architects

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