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New York Blood Center Takes Over Former Avon HQ

The New York Blood Center is taking over the former Avon headquarters in Rye, NY, vacant for the past four years. The 187,000-square-foot property will be redeveloped at an estimated cost of $108 million, with the Blood Center occupying it for office space, testing and research laboratories, and processing storage and distribution of blood and associated supplies. 

Westchester County’s Local Development Corporation voted preliminary approval of $52 million in tax-exempt bond financing for the redevelopment. “The adaptive reuse of a vacant headquarters building into modern offices and lab space is another example of the continued strength and vitality of Westchester’s economy,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. 

Located at 601 Midland Ave. in Rye, the property will receive new HVAC, electrical systems and switch gear, new windows, roof, plumbing upgrades, repairs and improvements to the building façade, landscaping, new paving, the construction of clinical and research laboratories and exterior lighting


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