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St. John’s Terminal to be Reborn as 1.3M SF of Office

Oxford Properties Group has unveiled its plans to redevelop the historic St. John’s Terminal building in Hudson Square into 1.3 million square feet of commercial office space. It represents Oxford’s first project in the U.S. as lead developer.  Among its 30 active projects across the globe is the co-development of Hudson Yards with the Related Companies.

“Our intent is to return the building to a place of prominence for the next generation of New York’s economy,” said Dean Shapiro, head of U.S. development at Oxford. “With Hudson Square emerging as one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, the timing is perfect to activate this building in a way that connects the community to the greenway and Pier 40.”

Originally designed to hold up to 227 railroad cars, the warehouse-style building is being reimagined by Oxford and COOKFOX as a 12-story workplace with 100,000-square-foot floorplates—a rare commodity in Manhattan’s office market.

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