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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 spring of 2015 and continue through the spring of 2016.
  • Initial renovations will include abatement, demolition, and related debris removal.
  • Interior renovations will continue throughout the duration of the project.
  • The building addition will require the installation of a new foundation on the adjoining lot, concrete and steel installation, building enclosure work, and interior construction.

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, materials deliveries, etc). Vehicular traffic on East 4th Street will not be affected, unless otherwise necessary for project work. To accommodate the construction staging and fenced in perimeter, parking spaces across the fenced in perimeter on East 4th Street will be rendered inaccessible. Pedestrian traffic will shift to the north side of East 4th Street. Pedestrian traffic will continue to remain open on Lafayette Street.
  • Periodic material deliveries and staging, dumpster truck placement, crane use, etc will all be located within the fenced in perimeter on the south side of East 4th 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 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, February 27

We anticipate receiving permit approvals from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) on Monday, March 9th and commencing mobilization that week.

Workers are scheduled to be onsite the week of March 3rd in order to remove snow and ice buildup on the existing roof and complete scaffolding installation.

During the week of March 3rd, the partial lane closure will periodically be set up to account for construction staging. The lane closure will permanently go into effect for the project on Monday, March 9th.

During the week of March 9th, there will be increased activity on site and in the empty lot.

Construction Update, February 6

Due to permit delays, the main phase of work has been on hold.

Construction Update, December 12

The installation of sidewalk bridging and scaffolding is now complete. In addition, all existing windows have been abated. Currently, the windows have been sealed with plywood until new  windows can be installed. Due to permit delays, facade restoration, interior demolition of structural components, and demolition of the existing roof and water tower is delayed.

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
    7:00 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


February 27, 2015

Work is scheduled to start on March 9th with worker mobilization and minor work activity to start the week of March 3rd.  

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