Building Development Process and Updates for BCA @ 2700 East Tremont Ave.
We were gifted the building in April, 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and it was formally announced by Mayor Bloomberg. In 2012 BCA began working with the necessary NYC agencies to plan and develop 2700 as our new headquarters. To date $3.5 million of capital funds have been raised through the NYC Council and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. We hope to complete the building and move our entire administrative staff into our new accessible HQ location by mid-2015.
BCA @2700 is a NY City-funded building project
Coordinated and funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC), along with legislative support from the office of Councilman James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation.
We have selected an architectural firm - LTL Architects (http://www.ltlarchitects.com).
Our main team consists of Marc Tsurumaki, Partner and John Morrison, Associate at LTL. Agency guidance includes, Matthew Clarke, DCA, Alyssa Gerber, DDC, and Siglinda Stern, DDC. Also, on our team we have LEED engineers and professionals, heating and ventilation, plumbing and structural engineers, and more. BCA @2700 will be a LEED certified green building..
We are now completing Design Development Review which should take us through summer 2013.
The Construction Documentation Review, Coordination and Procurement period is estimated to begin late summer 2013. The Construction period stages include design and construction plans, documentation, code and cost reviews, work and trade coordination meetings, legal reviews, permits and actual construction services.
BCA has already raised a portion of the funding needed. We raised $2.5 million -- FY 2012 and $1 million -- FY 2013 thus far, however, we still require additional funding support to complete the building and meet public program and staffing needs.
Among the many essentials still outstanding that we are now fundraising for are: building-wide technology and wireless networks, ‘Flex Space’ staging and production fixtures for programs, completion and outfitting of the lower-level (AKA Basement) and computer digital media lab; equipment for the outdoor public program space; exterior lighting, and building security systems. The requested funds used to finish out the basement will ultimately make the ground floor, mezzanine, and basement floors all completely accessible to the public.