Friday, February 17, 2017

Roosevelt Island Community Report From RIOC President Susan Rosenthal - Free Community Space, When Will Sportspark Open, Blackwell House Renovation, New Tram Elevators RFP, Tram Platform Repairs, PR Campaign For Contractors & Veterans Services

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal reported to the February 16 RIOC Board of Directors meeting on:

  • free public community space temporarily located at the Cultural Center,
  • plans for free community space to be permanently located at renovated 2nd floor of Sportspark facility,
  • intent to hire Director of Parks & Recreation,
  • determining what type of future programming to be undertaken at Sportspark,
  • Sportspark ready to open since January but is being held up by problems at NYC Department of Building, not known for sure when Sportspark will open,
  • Blackwell House renovation construction to start this spring,
  • marketing campaign to persuade contractors to work on Roosevelt Island projects,
  • new Tram Station Elevator RFP to be issued next month with public relations campaign to persuade contractors to bid on project,
  • Tram Platform renovations on Manhattan and Roosevelt Island stations - want it completed before Cornell Tech ribbon cutting in September so Governor and Mayor won't be on platform under construction,
  • Veterans Program moving forward with upcoming evening meeting March 21
Here's the full RIOC President's report from Ms. Rosenthal.

RIOC video web cast of meeting is here.