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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Update On Cornell NYC Tech Negotiations With RIOC Subject Of Today's Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Real Estate Advisory Committee Meeting - Meeting Is In Executive Session, Closed To Public

Image From Cornell NYC Tech (credit Kilograph)

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


1. Chair's Motion for Executive Session for Update on Current Negotiations Regarding Cornell NYC;

2. Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
As previously reported, NYC has approved the project and transfer of Goldwater campus land NYC controls to Cornell but Cornell must still reach an agreement with RIOC for the Goldwater campus land controlled by RIOC:
... Many issues still need to be resolved before Cornell NYC Tech can take possession, begin demolition of the existing Goldwater Hospital and start construction of the new applied sciences and engineering school. Among the issues still to be negotiated with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) are an agreement with RIOC for land controlled by RIOC that is part of the proposed Cornell campus, the use of barging and temporary concrete plant during the construction process, air and noise pollution monitoring and much more....
Below is an aerial view of the existing Goldwater Hospital campus that is scheduled to be demolished in early 2014 to make way for the Cornell NYC Tech campus. NYC controls the land that is beneath the hospital buildings and extending a perimeter of 5 feet from the buildings. RIOC controls all the other land on the Goldwater campus site between the roads on the outside of the campus (East and West Channel Roads).

More here on latest Cornell NYC Tech developments including selection of Forest City Ratner as corporate co-location building and Master Plan developer

and this video in which
Dan Huttenlocher, Founding Dean of Cornell Tech, and Provost Kent Fuchs provide insight into the latest developments of the newly established Cornell NYC Tech Campus.

If you are interested in the Cornell NYC Tech project,  I recommend watching the whole hour long video.

Today's RIOC Real Estate Committee meeting on the Cornell negotiations is in executive session which means it is closed to the public.