Convention Center Development Corporation (CCDC)
The Convention Center Development Corporation
is dedicated to the renovation and or expansion of the
existing Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the west side
of Manhattan. Once complete, the renovation will
modernize the facilities and allow the Javits Center to
accommodate larger events, bringing new businesses and
opportunities to New York.
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center opened in 1986 as the successor to the Coliseum Convention Center at 59th Street and Broadway. Since its opening, Javits has been New York City’s primary venue for large conventions, exhibitions, and major trade shows. These events are key contributors to the City and State economy, stimulating direct and indirect employment, economic activity, and tax revenues, and strongly supporting the City’s hotel, restaurant, tourism, and entertainment industries.
The Boards of the Convention Center Operating Corporation, Convention Center Development Corporation, and the Empire State Development Corporation approved a final General Project Plan for the renovation and expansion of the Javits Convention Center on March 25, May 20, and May 21, 2009, respectively. A public hearing on the Plan took place on April 21, 2009, and the Plan was considered by Community Board 4 on May 6, 2009. The Public Authorities Control Board gave final approval to the Plan on July 2, 2009.
The Plan responds to the immediate needs of the convention and trade show industry. The major elements of the renovation include improving the curtain wall, the roof, and the HVAC units. The 100,000 square foot expansion will contain 40,000 net square feet of exhibition space and will be fully serviced with patron and exhibitor amenities. The expansion will be complete in 2010, and the renovation will be complete in 2013.
Construction has commenced which is creating thousands of jobs and stimulating the economies of New York State and New York City.
10 20 2009: New York Convention Center Development
Corporation Announces Javits Center Expansion Is On
Schedule And On Budget
7 02 2009: Governor Paterson Announces Approval Of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center General Project Plan
5 21 2009: ESD Board Approves Renovation and Expansion Plan for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
3 24 2009: Governor Patterson Announces Approval of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Renovation and Expansion
JAVITS CENTER RENOVATION
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (the “Convention Center” or “Javits Center”) is located on the blocks bounded by Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues between 34th and 38th Streets in New York City. The proposed scope of the renovation includes: replacement or substantial refurbishment of the exterior curtain wall; replacement of the roof and roof-top mechanical units; repair or replacement of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security and life safety systems; and site work. The proposed scope of the expansion includes construction of a 100,000 square foot fully serviced pre-engineered exhibition structure located to the north of the Javits Center on the block bounded by 39th to 40th Street between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues.