New York Approves a New 'Union Square Tech Training Center'

The Union Square Tech Training Center overcame concerns about overdevelopment in the neighborhood.

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August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Union Square Tech Training Center

Future site of the Union Square Tech Training Center. | Google Streetview

Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook report:

The Union Square Tech Training Center was unanimously approved by the City Council on Wednesday, despite concerns from local residents that the development of the 21-story building will lead to the construction of more high-rises in the area.

The building, which is planned for the site of a now-shuttered P.C. Richard and Son at 124 E. 14th St. between Third and Fourth avenues, will house a digital skills training center run by the nonprofit Civic Hall, office spaces for startups and established tech companies, an event space and retail stores.

Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed for the new training center as part of the "New York Works" initiative. Joe Anuta offers additional coverage from earlier in the training center's approval process, when it gained key committee approval earlier this month.

Hat tip to Jason Plautz for sharing the news.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in AM New York

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