May 4, 2015 --- The Whitney Museum of American Art opened its new building in the Meatpacking District on May 1. PHA provided civil engineering design services for the project, shown at left. (Photo: David Pena)
290 Dyckman Street Project Receives Approval
PHA prepared an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) in support of a zoning variance application by 290 Dyckman Properties, LLC in order to allow the conversion of a vacant commercial building into a Manhattan Mini Storage facility at 290 Dyckman Street in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. The zoning variance was required because the building, which was constructed in the 1920s and in the past has been occupied by industrial and commercial uses, is divided into a commercial zoning district and a residential zoning district, which unlike the commercial zoning district does not permit the proposed mini storage use.
In addition to the EAS, PHA provided testimony at Community Board and Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) public hearings. BSA approved the application on December 9th, 2014. Manhattan Mini Storage expects to convert the building and open the new facility in 2015.
Tavern on the Green Renovation
PHA provided civil engineering services as a subconsultant to Swanke Hayden Connell Architects for the renovation of Tavern on the Green in Central Park. PHA's responsibilities including developing the grading plan and drainage design for the front courtyard and rear service yard. The restaurant reopened on April 24, 2014 after a two-year construction period.