Commercial

White Plains Releases Long Awaited RFP For Redevelopment of Transit District

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The City of White Plains announced on June 6 that it had released the long-awaited Request for Proposals for interested development firms to redevelop three city-owned properties and one Urban Renewal Agency parcel in the city’s Transit District. The four parcels total approximately 4.5 acres and are located along the easterly side of the…

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HGAR’s Commercial & Investment Division Hosts First-Ever Women in Commercial Real Estate Panel

June 2019

Diversity, challenges and a new perspective for the future were the prevailing themes at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtor’s first-ever “Women in Commercial Real Estate” panel discussion held on June 6 at HGAR’s White Plains headquarters. Describing the panel as “the forefront of the commercial real estate community,” Patricia Valenti, moderator and executive managing…

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IDA-Issued Tax Breaks in NY Continue to Rise

May 2019

ALBANY—New York’s Industrial Development Agencies provided a total of $751 million in net tax exemptions for local economic development projects in 2017, an increase of more than 5% from the previous year, according to a report issued on May 29 by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The Mid-Hudson ($175 million) and Long Island…

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Latimer Seems to Turn Page on County Airport P3; Puts Out RFP on Airport’s Future Use

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive George Latimer has seemed to move away from a $1.1-billion public-private partnership negotiated by the former administration of Robert Astorino at Westchester County Airport and issued a new Request for Proposals to study economic and environmental issues in connection with the airport’s master plan. County Executive Latimer in announcing the release…

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Westchester Medical Center to Open $230M Pavilion Later This Month

May 2019

VALHALLA—Officials with the Westchester Medical Center unveiled its $230-million new Ambulatory Care Pavilion on May 16th in advance of its opening later this month. The new, 280,000 square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services will host its first patients later this month. The hospital, the flagship of…

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HGAR’S Commercial Investment Division to Host ‘Women in Commercial Real Estate Panel' on June 6 in White Plains

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division will hold a “Women in Commercial Real Estate” panel discussion on June 6 at the HGAR offices in White Plains.The program, which will begin at 9 a.m. will feature panelists Patricia Valenti, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank (Moderator); Joanna Simone, Vice President of Leasing…

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Westchester County Picking First Entrepreneurs For New Element 46 Incubator Initiative

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—In coming weeks, the Westchester Office of Economic Development will be putting the finishing touches on its groundbreaking new Element 46 incubator initiative. Westchester County Executive George Latimer recently announced the launch of the Westchester Element 46 incubator program designed to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in Westchester.…

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Woodbury Common Reveals Significant Expansion Plans

May 2019

CENTRAL VALLEY—On May 9, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets outlined new details of its proposed expansion that will bolster tourism and job creation for the region. The center’s plans were unveiled at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast held at Woodbury Common’s Market Hall. Woodbury Common has proposed plans that include: approximately 165,000 square…

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Westchester Terminates Rye Playland Contract with Standard Amusements

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County notified Standard Amusements, LLC, which was scheduled to take over operation of the storied Rye Playland amusement park in November, that it was terminating the 30-year lease agreement reached in mid-2016. Late last month, Westchester County Executive George Latimer reported he had reached the decision to terminate the Rye Playland 30-year lease…

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GlobalFoundries to Sell Dutchess County Semiconductor Plant for $430M

April 2019

EAST FISHKILL, NY—In a blockbuster deal that will save about 1,000 jobs in Dutchess County, GlobalFoundries of Santa Clara, CA has reached an agreement to sell its 300mm chip fab plant in East Fishkill to Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor for $430 million. The two firms announced on April 22 they had reached a definitive agreement on…

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White Plains Hospital Breaks Ground on $272M Expansion Project

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—White Plains Hospital officials and other county and local dignitaries were on hand on April 22 to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new 252,000-square-foot outpatient center being built at the corner of Maple and Longview avenues here. The $272-million project is being built on the site of a former vacant apartment building, a hospital…

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Retail is Alive and Well in the Hudson Valley

April 2019

It’s 10:00 pm on a rainy Tuesday night, but you feel like shopping. So, you just pop open your laptop and start ordering everything from new home décor to sporting goods, and maybe even some jumper cables for the car. And all around the globe, millions of other people are doing the same thing. Is…

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Mayors Say Natural Gas Moratorium Impact Not as Severe as First Thought

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The mayors of White Plains and New Rochelle agree that the impacts thus far from the natural gas connection moratorium imposed by utility Con Edison on March 15 has not been severe. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson agreed that real estate developers are attempting to adapt to the…

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