Simone Healthcare Begins Renovations on Healthcare Building Leased by Montefiore
Real Estate In-Depth | September 2019
HARRISON—– Executives of Simone Development Companies and Montefiore Health System were joined with officials from the Town of Harrison and Westchester County on Sept. 18 as the firm commenced renovations on a vacant office building here that will be leased to Montefiore.
Simone Healthcare Development, an affiliate of Simone Development Companies, is renovating 104 Corporate Park Drive in Harrison into a 115,000-square-foot state-of-the-art pediatric specialty care center.
“This is a very exciting day for Simone Healthcare Development as we begin our work to transform this building into a pediatric specialty care center for Montefiore Health System. Over the past few years healthcare has become a prominent feature in the Westchester Avenue corridor. We are proud to have Montefiore’s expertise in pediatric care in our building,” said Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development Companies. Simone Healthcare is an affiliate of Simone Development, which is headquartered in the Bronx.
“The pediatric specialty care center will be a first of its kind in the region, offering comprehensive ambulatory pediatric specialty care in one state-of the art building. When a child needs treatment for a medical problem, that child will be seen by a team of world class specialists without having to travel long distances from doctor to doctor, and appointment to appointment,” said Steven M. Safyer, MD CEO Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “When up and running, it will provide a comfort zone for children and families in the entire region. We are proud again to be partnering with Simone Healthcare Development on this forward-thinking program.”
“As the new Chair of Pediatrics for Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, I am joining this health system at a historic moment” said Michael D. Cabana MD, M.P.H. “We are transforming the way healthcare is delivered to kids in Westchester. Through this first-class center, we will connect them to the finest pediatric care available across the region.”
Some of the planned specialties to be offered in the new facility include: maternal fetal medicine, sports medicine, infusions, psychological services, a comprehensive imaging suite and laboratory services. There will also be pediatric urgent care, operated by Westmed Medical Group, a multispecialty outpatient group based in Westchester.
The renovated building will incorporate various green building technologies such as LED lighting, high efficiency HVAC, and high solar reflective index roofing material. Parking will be provided in a new 200-space garage connected to the building. Construction is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“Montefiore’s pediatric specialty care center will be a welcome addition to our thriving medical community. With the repurposing of the I-287 corridor, I am thrilled that Simone Healthcare Development seized the opportunity to create a vibrant and much-needed unique model of children’s services. Montefiore has a strong history of leadership in the field of pediatrics, with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore being among the best in the region and the Town/Village of Harrison looks forward to working with the team as the project moves ahead,” said Harrison Town Supervisor/Mayor Ron Belmont.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “The redevelopment of 104 Corporate Park Drive is just one piece of the major transformation that is fully under way along the county’s I-287 corridor. The state-of-the-art medical pavilion will provide a critical service to children during a time of need, taking the place of an office building that wasn’t being used. Not only are we doing good by the services and jobs that will be created, we are doing good by the children this center will serve.”
The project secured incentives from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency. The project is expected to create approximately 100 construction jobs and 250 permanent healthcare related jobs.
Perkins Eastman is the architect for the project.
The redevelopment of 104 Corporate Park Drive continues the major transformation underway along Westchester’s I-287 corridor where vacant office parks are being repurposed into new uses including outpatient care facilities, rental housing, retail stores and a Life Time Fitness center. Construction is underway on a site adjacent to 104 Corporate Park Drive on a 121,000-square-foot Wegmans supermarket, which is slated to open in the spring of 2020.