$2.7 Billion Investment
Fueled by record enrollments, CUNY is generating needed construction and renovation on campuses throughout the five boroughs, benefiting students as well as economic development in New York City. CUNY’s capital investment program – representing 20 percent of city construction today – is meeting the demand, modernizing aged facilities and building new, green 21st-century centers of learning.
Some $2.7 billion in projects, producing 14,000 jobs and 1.9 million square feet in classrooms, laboratories, libraries and dormitories, are in the pipeline. The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, a 206,000-square-foot University-wide research facility, opens in 2014 at City College. In 2017-18, Hunter College will consolidate science, nursing and other health instruction in a new tower to be built along the East River next to a planned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center outpatient facility. Just opened: The New Community College at CUNY, the 600,000-square-foot expansion of John Jay College, the North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College, CUNY School of Law’s new Long Island City campus, and Fiterman Hall at Borough of Manhattan Community College.