Pace University’s $190 million expansion can now move forward after the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave its nod of approval to the project this week. Announced in February, the expansion will take place in three phases with the first phase involving work on the campus’s main building, One Pace Plaza, and the former home of the New York Times at 41 Park Row.
At One Pace Plaza, FXFOWLE will lead a redesign of the first floor, and lower level along with the courtyard entrance and at 41 Park Row, work will take place on the lower level, and first and second floors.
The main campus building will get a new welcome center, a new student center, a quiet study, and a new entrance to the Lubin School of Business among other changes. At 41 Park Row, the first floor will get a new art gallery, and the second floor will get an advising center, and a collaboration space for students and faculty. In addition, the school plans to restore the original entrance to this building on Spruce Street.
Work on the first phase will now get underway this summer, and will likely wrap sometime in the fall of 2018.