Manhattan Community Board 8 last night approved the Roosevelt Island campus plan for Cornell NYC Tech, the project’s developers said. The green light comes as part of the city’s public land review process; additional approvals must still come from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the City Planning Commission and the City Council.
“We are appreciative for the support of our new neighbors and assure them that the construction and operation of the campus will be handled in a way that protects, respects and welcomes the rest of the island,” said Cornell NYC Tech Vice President Cathy Dove in a statement. “We look forward to continuing the dialogue about this innovative new campus with New Yorkers during the public review process and beyond.”
The 12-acre campus will open in 2017, when the first phase of construction is slated to be complete, as The Real Deal previously reported. The campus will include a maximum of 2.1 million square feet of development and will house roughly 2,000 graduate-level students by the campus’ full build-out in 2037. — Zachary Kussin