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Build NYC holds public hearings where the public can provide testimony before approving assistance for proposed projects. Build NYC Board of Directors meetings are open for the public to attend.

Meetings will stream live below and be available on-demand within 24 hours after the meeting. Detailed information for projects covered in the next Build NYC Public Hearing can be found on our Upcoming Project Information page.

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Build NYC Public Hearing Notice–October 31, 2019

Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors–November 5, 2019

Notice of Annual Meeting of Board of Directors–November 5, 2019

Deadlines & Meetings Schedule

Build NYC
Core Application Deadlines
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Public Hearings
Build NYC
Board of Directors Meetings
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Thursday, February 13, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesday March 3, 2020 Thursday, May 7, 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Thursday, June 18, 2020 Tuesday, June 23, 2020

In an effort to provide more transparency, NYCEDC is making detailed information available for Build NYC projects. Information for projects to be covered at the October 31, 2019, Build NYC Public Hearing to be held at One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

Manhattan Country School Public Hearing Package

Organization Name: Manhattan Country School, (the “School”), a New York not-for-profit corporation exempt from federal taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or West 85th Street Owner LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the sole member of which is the School (collectively, the “Affiliate”), as borrower.
Project Description:  The Affiliate is seeking approximately $30,000,000 in tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) to be issued as qualified 501(c)(3) bonds under Section 145 of the Code. Proceeds from the Bonds will be used to: (a) refinance all or a portion of the Build NYC Resource Corporation Revenue Bonds (Manhattan Country School Project), Series 2016, currently outstanding in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $21,200,000, the proceeds of which were applied to: (1) refinance taxable debt incurred by the School and/or the Affiliate, the proceeds of which were used to acquire a 33,566 square foot, six floor building located on a 7,663 square foot parcel of land at 150 West 85th Street, New York, New York 10024 (the "Facility"); and (2) finance the renovation, furnishing and equipping of the Facility, with the building currently being 41,557 square feet; (b) finance or refinance the costs of construction, renovation and equipping of the Facility, including the installation of a new elevator and the addition of four classrooms; (c) finance a debt service reserve fund and capitalized interest; and (d) pay for certain costs and expenses associated with the issuance of the Bonds. The Facility is owned by the Affiliate and will be operated by the School as a co-educational day school serving students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.
Address: 150 West 85th Street, New York, New York 10024
Type of Benefits: Tax-exempt bond financing and exemption from City and State mortgage recording taxes.
Cost of Benefits to City: $322,509
Projected City Tax Revenues: $10,706,117
Total Project Cost: $29,839,000
Current and Projected Jobs: 97 full time equivalent jobs retained; 8 full-time equivalent jobs created.
Hourly Wage Average and Range: Hourly Wage $33.97/hour, estimated range $20.23/hour to $39.13/hour.

Live Streams

The live NYCIDA and Build NYC Board of Directors Meeting, public hearing, and committee meeting videocasts will be made available by the meeting start time. The on-demand recording will be available within 24 hours after the meeting. 

The Build NYC meetings will commence immediately after the closing of the NYCIDA meetings.