Ronald McDonald House New York’s expansion project will add 7,000 GSF, 6 Post-Transplant Suites, 11 additional family units, wellness center relocation, upgrades to existing mechanical systems, expansion on dining room seating, and other capital improvements, including window refurbishment and lobby redesign.
Work will occur inside the building with significant exterior work occurring on the southside of the building above and behind the 6th floor street wall. New heating and cooling controls will be installed in each room, designed to improve conditions for our families.
Updated safety equipment will be installed throughout the building. In addition to being able to support more children and their families, this project represents the first significant work on the House since its construction in 1992.
There will be no increase in the height of the building; no excavation or foundations work, no heavy machinery, blasting or rock chipping.
The New York City Department of Buildings requires us to provide a standard sidewalk safety bridge over the public sidewalk that will extend 20 feet beyond our property line in both directions. We expect that a safety bridge will be erected in July 2016 and remain up for the duration of the project. We hope to complete the entire project in 12 months.