The rehabilitation of the former Boyce Thompson Institute is on track for a November opening and new tenants are signing up or looking at space.
The WESTMED medical group is in talks to open its second Yonkers location at the former botanical research center at 1086 N. Broadway. The medical group is discussing 20,000 square feet in a new structure that will be connected to the historic brick building, according to Guy Leibler, president of Simone Healthcare Development, which most recently built offices for WESTMED in Purchase.
The 85,000-square-foot mixed-use medical, retail and dining destination by Simone is an adaptive reuse of the formerly derelict and vandalized science center. The building was built by William Boyce Thompson, an industrialist and financier who also built Alder Manor across North Broadway.
The $35 million complex is about 35 percent leased with seven tenants, including St. John's Riverside Hospital and Fortina restaurant. St. John's will occupy a 15,000-square-foot freestanding building.