Climate change hub planned for historic Governors Island schoolhouse

A historic schoolhouse on Governors Island could soon become a linchpin of the city’s effort to combat climate change.

Buttermilk Labs, a partnership of multiple real estate and consulting companies, will take over Building 301 on the island and use the 23,000-square-foot building as a research and training facility focused on environmental sustainability and climate change, the Trust for Governors Island announced on Monday. 

The $15.4 million project is the result of an RFP process that sought a developer to ground lease, redevelop and use the building as a hub for climate change solutions.

Buttermilk Labs is set to sign a 55-year ground lease for Building 301,

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