PKSB Architects

New York Presbyterian Hospital

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital | WESTCHESTER, NY

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, formally called the Bloomingdale Hospital, is a 214-acre complex located in the center of White Plains in Westchester County, New York. Approximately 165 acres of the site comprise an Historic District listed on the State Register of Historic Places in 1992 and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. PKSB provided Master Planning services which addressed circulation throughout the campus and integration with the surrounding context. 

The campus was designed by F.L. Olmsted and Co. (later Olmsted & Eliot) in a carefully planned, picturesque manner. The goal of this project was to preserve the historic grounds while strengthening connections to the neighborhood that, over time, developed around the Hospital. 

The Millennium Preservation Master Plan provides a comprehensive and integrated program of partnership opportunities to help maintain the historic district buildings and landscape, strengthen the existing academic medical center’s services, and to provide recreational amenities for the White Plains community. The Plan balances the opportunity to preserve a significant 60-acre public park with the expansion of existing medical, residential and commercial uses. All of the elements of the Plan are interdependent and together set the future stewardship of the entire campus.

The creation of a Medical Village on the site of the Westchester division required a consensus-building approach to developing a program for the future, and planning principles to allow for its implementation.

The complex Plan involves multiple developers and provides opportunities to: significantly enhance public open space and recreation resources for White Plains, strengthen the Hospital’s service to the community, preserve and maintain the historic district and campus character, expand existing mixed density housing for underserved markets, and reinforce the City’s preeminence as a retailing center, thereby creating significant economic benefits for the City in the form of increased tax revenue and new jobs.