This project was part of a three-stage effort to revitalize historic West Harlem.
Efforts to revitalize Harlem’s famed West 125th Street corridor, in Manhattan, focused on bringing improved waterfront access, stronger transit connections, and a host of other streetscape improvements to the area. Urban provided construction management and inspection services for this $14.5 million New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) project. The work is a key step in transforming West Harlem into the world-class destination and premier regional business district long envisioned by city planners and community groups. Streetscape improvements extend from the Harlem Piers west of West 125th Street to Old Broadway to the east and portions of adjacent streets. Water main and drainage utilities were upgraded to handle the increased load created by the ongoing redevelopment of the area.
Urban was responsible for pre-construction phase constructability and biddability reviews, monitoring construction activities, reviewing and monitoring the project schedule, coordinating the efforts with adjacent construction projects on the Columbia University campus and other developments, preparing progress payments, chairing progress meetings, reviewing technical submittals, and implementing a community outreach plan.