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White Plains Mall redevelopment proposal adds coworking space

Westfair Communications, Ryan Deffenbaugh, June 8, 2018

 

The Hamilton Green proposal that would demolish the White Plains Mall and replace it with apartments, a food hall and an open public area will also have some space for freelancers, small businesses and anyone else in need of a place to work.

As the project enters the next stage of its review by the city, Hamilton Green’s development team noted that the plans will include 27,000 square feet of co-working space.

Jess Greene, a partner and senior design manager at Street-Works Development, said the coworking space concept isn’t new for the property, but has been brought to the forefront in the conceptual proposal outlined in its final environmental impact statement.

“The idea of a shared workspace has been of interest to us from the beginning,” Greene said. “We felt it was a natural fit for the Hamilton Green project.”

The project is led by the Port Chester-based Street-Works working with the mall’s ownership, WP Mall Realty LLC. The team first presented conceptual plans to the city in November 2016, with a mixed-use concept that fuses retail and restaurant space with apartments. Most notable was the outline for a craft food hall offering options from small purveyors along with open, publicly accessible park space.

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