New York -- Following unanimous approval in March by the New York City Council for the redevelopment of Pier 17, The Howard Hughes Corp. said it has named RKF as the exclusive consultant and leasing agent for the South Street Seaport.
With over 365,000 sq. ft. of retail, dining and entertainment space located along the East River in Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport is comprised of the historic Uplands and Pier 17, south of the Brooklyn Bridge. The redevelopment plan features the complete transformation of the Pier 17 building, including enhanced and increased open space on the pier and a new exterior façade.
"Our vision for a revitalized and reenergized Seaport will create an unrivaled New York experience that is compelling for the ever-growing population of residents, local workers and visitors," said David R. Weinreb, CEO, Howard Hughes Corp. "Working with RKF will ensure we bring best-in-class offerings, including acclaimed national and international retailers, local shops and destination restaurants."
Construction for the redevelopment is slated to begin this fall, and the project will be completed in 2015.