The purpose of the project is to renovate the historic Schmucker Hall into a state of the art Civil War Museum. The museum is a national attraction, and its construction and subsequent operations and visitor spending are having a significant economic impact around the region.
The Mountain View neighborhood in Anchorage is a neighborhood in transition from distress and decay to new life as the City’s Arts and Cultural District. The District celebrates and supports its ethnic diversity with a revived commercial core of restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and studios. The renovated Sadler building serves as an which provides recreational and afterschool programs for under-privileged youth.
Redevelopment of a 113,300 SF historic, abandoned opera house built in 1908 into a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue, with additional rent-free office space for community non-profits.
The Deanwood Smokehouse will be a restaurant, music venue, bar and community gathering space for the neighborhood. Build community through teaching and enrichment activities, such as movie, video, theater, dance, and music productions, approximately a 6,800 square feet space.
The Adeline Wright-Graham Boys & Girls Club (Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady NY): The new location is expected to serve many as 300 children daily from the Hamilton Hill and Mont Pleasant neighborhoods, replacing the former building on Craig Street. Includes a theater as well. 62,000 SQUARE FEET, 481 students. ‘This much-needed new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will continue the transformation of the Hamilton Hill and Mont Pleasant neighborhoods and will ensure that these children have the educational, social, and economic opportunities that all New Yorkers deserve,’ Commissioner Visnauskas said. ‘We are grateful to our many community partners who have invested in the project and we look forward to seeing the kids enjoying the new facility when it is complete.’
Established in 1974, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has a long tradition of supporting classical music education, performance, and artistry in New York City. The DiMenna Center for Classical Music will now provide a creative home for OSL as well as many other New York music organizations.
The center occupies half of a six-story building on Manhattan’s west side and includes a chamber orchestra rehearsal hall, rehearsal rooms, an education center, recording room, music library, cafe, and lounge.
The rehearsal center is serving NYC’s freelance musical community, local orchestras, choruses, visiting orchestras and chamber music groups. A great benefit of the project will be its ability to act as an arts education center serving thousands of NYC schoolchildren.
The building is targeting a LEED Gold certification for sustainable building practices and is fully accessible to the public. In addition to providing the local Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen communities with exposure to classical music through open rehearsals and free concerts, the center is also available for selected community organizations when not in use.
The Museum for African Art has been increasing public understanding and appreciation of African arts and culture since 1984. The Museum is well known for its traveling exhibitions, public education programs, and unique store that offers authentic hand-made African crafts.
After years of nomadic travel from one rented space to another, the Museum will realize a long-held dream of creating a permanent and appropriate home for the museum collection, which is currently warehoused in Long Island City.
The Museum’s relocation efforts have garnered widespread support in its capital campaign and from New York State and New York City capital grant programs.
The 75,000 SF facility will include gallery space featuring both traditional and contemporary African art, a library, a restaurant, a gift shop, two classrooms, and an African Discovery Hall. The development will also include 116 market-rate condominium units above the museum.
As well being the first addition to Museum Mile in 50 years, the project is targeting LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council for its sustainable design features. It is anticipated that this new and vibrant community space will link Museum Mile with Harlem’s African, African-American and Latino communities and create numerous, new educational opportunities for residents of New York City and visitors.