The project is building a uniquely integrated student union, recreation center, and athletic facility that will benefit generations of college students and the greater community.
The Coal Street project transformed a dilapidated 30-acre park into a regional sports and medical complex. Coal Street Park, located in WilkesBarre, Pennsylvania, was extensively rehabilitated, injecting new life into one of the city’s most highly trafficked roadways, while creating an attractive entrance to the downtown district and providing excellent public recreation offerings. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton stated that “the renovation…is a great example of how municipalities like WilkesBarre, working in cooperation with county, state, and federal levels of government and the private sector can provide outstanding offerings for their residents.”
The Basketball City project converts 63,000 square feet of warehouse space on Pier 36 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side into a basketball-focused recreational facility. In addition to to providing youth camps, clinics, and tournaments, the location will serve as home court for 28 New York City Public School Athletic League basketball teams.
The facility itself will contain seven basketball courts, locker rooms and a special events area. Sustainable design components such as solar panels, composite wooden floors and energy-efficient lighting and insulation will be incorporated in the renovation of the existing space.
The site will also a feature a waterfront esplanade open to the public, extensive landscaping, and space for parking. The project will be an integral piece of New York City’s East River Waterfront Esplanade Project.
As part of the NMTC financing agreement between UFA and Basketball City, the 50 expected full-time positions to be created by the project will be filled by eligible low-income residents of the area sourced through a community board.
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.
Major update of YWCA Dayton centers on trauma-informed care. A gut rehab of the seven-story, 118,000-square-foot building began this year with blended funding from historic tax credits, New Markets Tax Credits, supportive housing vouchers, and a capital campaign. As part of IFF’s special lending partnership with Cincinnati Development Fund (CDF), IFF approved a $1.6 million loan to bridge committed capital campaign funds and allow construction to begin. Because some capital campaign dollars were received sooner than anticipated, YWCA Dayton ended up borrowing only $500,000 from IFF/CDF.
NMTC financed development of a 35,000 sf community space for the McDonald Southeast YMCA. Included new construction of a full-service fitness center and early learning education center.
The Elizabeth Branch impacts the community it serves by nurturing the potential of every child, teaching the importance of spirit, mind, and body to achieve a healthier lifestyle and supporting its neighbors to learn life skills that will help them grow and thrive. The Elizabeth Branch serves Elizabeth and the surrounding communities, and provides The Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program in Plainfield, NJ.
Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Today, approximately 500,000 players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division. Located off Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County, the 120,000-sq.-ft. Upward Star Center features six full-sized basketball courts, 12 regulation indoor volleyball courts, four batting cages, a running track, strength and conditioning area with trainers, weights and cardio machines, a speed and agility area, team rooms, players’ lounge, meeting rooms, a café and a retail shop. Upward will occupy 114,400 sq. ft. of the Star Center. An additional 5,600-sq.-ft. will be occupied by Spartanburg Regional Health Services (SRHS), which will offer strength training, rehabilitation, and orthopedic services to the neighborhood. SRHS, a self-funded political subdivision of the state of South Carolina, is one of the state’s largest healthcare systems, serving Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties in South Carolina, and Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.