Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Roosevelt Island Master Retail Lease, Steam Plant, Cultural Center, Tram Elevator, Way Finding Signage & Renwick Ruins Art Project On Agenda For RIOC Real Estate Committee Today

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 Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


I. Updates and Discussions Regarding:
  1. Proposed Renwick Ruins Art Project
  2. RIHS Historic Lamp Base Installation Status
  3. Way-finding Signage and Information
  4. Master Retail Sublease Progress
  5. Manhattan Tram Elevator Issues
  6. 548 Main Street Cultural Center Repairs
  7. Steam Plant Status
II.Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee


The Open Meetings Law of the State of New York requires that all public bodies conduct meetings, convened for the purpose of officially conducting public business, in a manner open to attendance by the general public to observe and listen.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
An audio web cast of the meeting will be available soon thereafter.

As previously reported:
... Concerns have been expressed recently by some Roosevelt Island residents regarding the closing, even temporary, of the Sportspark facility when the Steam Plant closes...
In response to questions raised by a Roosevelt Island resident regarding the status of Sportspark, RIOC Community Relations Assistant Anna Rankin wrote
Sportspark Temporary Heating System Update

The contract for the construction of Sportspark’s temporary heating system has been finalized and sent out for signature. Once the contract is signed, a notice to proceed will be issued by the end of this month. Installation of the piping and boiler system is scheduled to be completed 45 days after the notice is issued. Actual closure time for Sportspark, if any, will be less than two weeks. RIOC is committed to keeping Sportspark open and available to the community as much as possible.
We should learn more today about the status of the Steam Plant and Sportspark following the Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting.