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383 Lafayette Academic Space Renovation


An internal renovation will create a space for an academic and student support center for matters such as financial aid counseling, admissions, and international studies.

This project will include internal renovation, facade restoration, roof work, installation of new windows, and the erection of a new building on an adjoining lot.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

Project Timeline
 

  • The project is scheduled to begin in summer 2014 and continue through the spring of 2016.
  • Initial renovations will include abatement, demolition, and related debris removal.
  • Between summer 2014 and winter 2015, work will entail interior demolition, exterior roof demolition, facade restoration, window replacement work, material removals and deliveries, and periodic use of packer trucks to grind debris. This phase will also involve installation of a new foundation on the the adjoining lot, concrete and steel installation, and the building fit-out.
  • Interior renovations will continue throughout the duration of the project.

Scope of Work

 

  • The project consists of internal renovation, facade restoration, roof work, installation of new windows, the erection of a new building on an adjoining lot, and sidewalk replacement.
  • Periodic asbestos abatement will require the use of specialized disposal truck.
  • Perdiodic use of a packer truck will be required to grind debris as it is removed.
  • As per the Department of Transportation, the south side of East 4th Street (alongside 383 Lafayette and its adjoining lot) will require a partial lane closure to account for construction staging within a fenced in perimeter (dumpster placement, truck loading, crane use, hoist operation, materials deliveries, etc). Vehicular traffic on East 4th Street will not be affected and pedestrian traffic will shift to the north side of East 4th Street for the duration of the project. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on Lafayette Street.
  • New sidewalk bridging will be installed alongside the Lafayette Street side of the building. Fencing will be installed alongside the East 4th street side of the building and its adjoining lot. In addition, scaffolding will be installed along the north and west perimeter wall of the building for facade restoration.
  • A hoist to transport materials and workers into the building will be erected on East 4th Street, within the fenced in area, where delivery trucks will be unloading materials.
  • A mobile office trailer, for the contractor, will be located alongside the Lafayette Street side of the building. This will require a parking lane closure alongside the building on Lafayette.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, October 13

The removal of the existing sidewalk bridge is scheduled to start on October 15th. Facade restoration, interior demolition of structural components, and demolition of the existing roof and water tower is scheduled to start in November. Foundation work on the new addition is scheduled to start in December.

Construction Update, August 18

Abatement and interior material removals are ongoing. 

Construction Update, July 31

Abatement is scheduled to begin for east-facing windows and parapets during the week of August 4 for approximately two weeks, requiring the use of a lift in the adjoining empty lot. Interior material removals are ongoing for approximately three weeks.

Construction Update, July 1

Debris removal is scheduled to begin the week of July 7. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris. Structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls, will not be removed.

A temporary structure is scheduled to be built on the building's roof during the same week. The structure is a mock-up that the Landmarks Preservation Commission requires for any proposed rooftop additions within the Noho Historic District. This work will involve the assembly of rooftop pipe scaffold.

Construction Update, May 29

Debris removal is scheduled to begin the week of June 2. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris. Structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls, will not be removed.

A temporary structure is scheduled to be built on the building's roof during the same week. The structure is a mock-up that the Landmarks Preservation Commission requires for any proposed rooftop additions within the Noho Historic District. This work will involve the assembly of rooftop pipe scaffold.

This work was rescheduled.

Construction Update, March 28

The project design team requires the removal of several internal columns and structural members. This requires interior abatement on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, scheduled to start the week of April 14 and continue for approximately 2 weeks. 

From mid-to-late April through May, interior materials such as furniture, partitions, lighting, carpets, flooring, and more will be removed from the site. This does not include structural components, such as columns and load bearing walls. One or more packer trucks, and possibly a dumpster truck, will be needed to grind and remove debris.

Construction Update, March 13

Tentative construction details have been established.

383 Lafayette

Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Debris removal is not expected to start before 8:00 am.
  • In instances where additional night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

Latest News


October 13 2014

The removal of the existing sidewalk bridge is scheduled to start on October 15th. Facade restoration, interior and roof demo are scheduled to start in November.

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