Governors Island to be developed into a tech innovation hub

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Governors island renderingFebruary 5, 2016- Don’t hold your breath, but Mayor de Blasio has a pie-in-the-sky idea to develop Governors Island. Gotham reports, “Governors Island will be the site of a sweeping economic development project poised to turn the area into a center of culture, commerce and innovation. Building on the success of Cornell-Tech, and advancing the City’s efforts to redevelop our waterfront, the City will work with the Trust for Governors Island to issue an RFP for a comprehensive plan to develop up to 33 acres on two development zones situated on the southern end of the Island, and reactivate the 900,000 square feet of existing space in the Historic District on the northern end of the Island. The Island will boast unparalleled open spaces, a reanimated historic district and a 21st century ‘Innovation Cluster’ that will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and educators to generate new ideas, economic activity and jobs.”

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