The Bronx Council on the Arts was gifted the building by JPMorgan Chase when it was formally announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.BCA is working with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs– Capital Projects Unit, NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and LTL Architects (www.ltlarchitects.com) to develop the building as our new headquarters at 2700 East Tremont Avenue at the corner
of St. Raymond Avenue.
To date, over $5 million in capital funds have been raised through the Bronx Delegation of the NY City Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, along with legislative support from the offices of Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley and the Bronx Borough President. We continue to raise additional funds from these sources.
BCA’s Building Renovation Team
Our creative team is led by Marc Tsurumaki, Partner, and Debbie Chen, Associate, at LTL Architects. NYC agency guidance and oversight from the Department of Cultural Affairs provided by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), Andrew Burmeister, Assistant Commissioner, Capital Projects Unit and David Loewy, Capital Project Manager, and from NYC Department of Design and Construction, Michael Nastasi, Assistant Commissioner, with support of Project Managers Irene Alpert and Alyssa Gerber.
Design Development Complete ─ Onward to Construction Services
The project is slated to go out to Construction BID soon (for the second time).
Building Construction ─ What’s Next?
The Construction period stages include design and construction planning, documentation schematics, code and cost reviews, work and trade coordination meetings, legal reviews, permits and actual construction.