Matrimonial and family law attorney Gordon Burrows operates a legal practice in White Plains, New York. Gordon Burrows also serves as Westchester’s 15th District’s county legislator. He recently joined the County Board in approving development for the Westchester BioScience and Technology Center through a 99-year lease agreement with Fareri Associates.
Fareri Associates will oversee the construction of the center across 80 acres of government and privately owned land; Westchester County owns 60 acres of the land, with the remaining acreage owned by Fareri Associates. The 15th District’s county legislators believe the unprecedented agreement will join the government and private sectors, thereby strengthening Westchester’s economic future. In addition, approximately 43 acres will be preserved as open green space.
Development will consist of three multiphase segments that total more than 220 million square feet of space: the Central Village, West Research Village, and East Research Village. Components of the completed property will include a biotech research center, medical offices, a hotel, and ground retail space. It will also feature the 34,000-square-foot Children’s Living Science Center, designed to promote the health of children throughout the region through interactive educational programming.
Completion of the project is expected to create more than 8,000 permanent jobs that vary from entry-level to professional rank. Furthermore, it will present new opportunities for students in the emerging bioscience field through potential connections with the nearby New York Medical College, Pace University, and Westchester Community College.