The Janus Property Company announced that the U.S. Census Bureau, through the General Services Administration (GSA), has signed a 10,000 s/f lease at the Mink Building in West Harlem’s Manhattanville Factory District.
The building was chosen because of the U.S. government’s prior experience with Janus, as well as for Janus’ ability to understand the rigorous IT and security standards of the GSA’s first-ever digital census and provide a state-of-the-art, technological space to help facilitate it.
The Mink Building, located at 1361 Amsterdam Avenue in West Harlem, was the first building completed as part of Janus’s Manhattanville Factory District, a technologically enabled, master-planned neighborhood designed for life sciences, the arts, academic and cultural organizations, TAMI, retail and community facilities, bridging Columbia University and City College.
Once home to the Bernheimer and Schwartz Pilsner Brewing Company and later the Interborough Fur Storage Company, Janus preserved and enhanced the building’s historic facades while transforming the interior for innovative life science, technology and office use.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the U.S. government at the Mink Building,” said Scott Metzner, principal of Janus, “and look forward to continuing to work with the GSA team.”
The Manhattanville Factory District is a 1.1 million-square-foot, master-planned, pedestrian-centric, multi-phase development organized around inviting outdoor spaces.
To date, Janus has completed more than 400,000 rentable square feet across four contiguous acres, including the recently completed Malt House (home to Gavin Brown’s Enterprise), Mink Building and Sweets Building.
Currently, Janus is constructing the Taystee Lab Building, which will include 350,000 rentable square feet of ground-up, purpose-built lab space.