Port Chester: United Hospital demolition underway

Posted On September 5, 2023

The actual demolition of buildings at the United Hospital site at 406-408 Boston Post Road and 999 High St. in Port Chester has gotten underway following work to remediate site contamination. The stepped-up activity at the highly-visible site near where I-287 and I-95 meet happens to come at the same time village officials are reviewing a separate proposal that involves the demolition for redevelopment of almost all of downtown block that includes the long-vacant Embassy Theatre.

The hospital had opened in 1914 and remained in operation until 2005 when it was closed. Rose Associates and BedRock Real Estate Partners are creating a mixed-use development on the 15.45-acre site.

“For many months we have been conducting site remediation. More recently we have begun to dismantle the existing structures,” Marc Ehrlich, chief investment officer at Rose Associates told the Business Journal. “This is a careful process that will take time especially considering that the site consists of numerous long-vacant buildings. We are pleased that the process is going forward as scheduled.”

Among the buildings being taken down are an approximately 380,000-square-foot former hospital building, an approximately 25,500-square-foot office building, a central boiler plant and four ancillary buildings and a 12-story, 133-unit apartment building located at 999 High St. that served as workforce housing for the hospital and was occupied until approximately 2017.

Plans call for 775 multifamily rental apartments, 90 independent living apartments and 110 assisted living and memory care units, a 120-key boutique hotel and more than 18,159 square feet of retail space. All of these uses are served by 1,020 parking spaces in garage, surface and on-street configurations. There would be about 179,070 square feet of useable open space. The residential units would include 144 studio apartments, 416 one-bedroom apartments, and 215 two-bedroom units.

While representing the United Hospital redevelopment project during the approval process, Attorney Anthony B. Gioffre III of the White Plains-based law firm Cuddy & Feder made a point of explaining that Port Chester’s Comprehensive Plan adopted in December 2012 specified the village’s goals for redeveloping the site, which included “reactivating the United Hospital site as a mixed-use development comprising some combination of hotel/convention center, retail stores, restaurants, residential uses and community facilities.”

SOURCE: Westfair Business Journal

About Rose Associates, Inc.

Based in New York, Rose Associates is a developer, owner and operator of premium residential properties. From planning a new development to managing day-to-day property operations, the Rose 360 Platform offers a full range of services designed to maximize the value of real estate. The firm oversees more than 26,000 units across New York, with approximately $2 billion in projects under development. Rose recently opened the historic skyscraper 70 Pine Street, which the firm is transforming into a luxury rental property with 644 residential units, 132 extend-stay apartments and a destination restaurant/lounge occupying the top four floors.

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