The CREATE @ Harlem Green development will revitalize and physically transform an underutilized space by creating a state-of-the-art commercial building, while preserving the most of the façades of the original buildings.
Located on West 125th Street, this historic property was the former home of the Taystee Cake Bakery, which closed in the late 1970s. In the decades since its closing, the building has been vacant and suffered decay. In an effort to revitalize the neighborhood and preserve the building, NYCEDC issued an RFEI for the redevelopment of the Taystee Bakery in November of 2010. Janus Partners LLC and Monadnock Construction, Inc. were selected to lead the redevelopment project.
Janus Partners LCC and Monadnock Construction Inc. will redevelop the Taystee Bakery complex into CREATE @ Harlem Green, a large commercial/industrial space which will house businesses from creative industries. The development will preserve the building's original façade and add approximately 328,000 square feet of new commercial space. The space will be divided among manufacturing space, office space, retail space, and community facility space.
Several local businesses are expected to expand or relocate to CREATE @ Harlem Green: