The Plan

Common Ground at 505 Eighth Avenue

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505 Eighth Avenue.

When the nonprofit Common Ground chose to shed aging space on the 15th floor of 505 Eighth Avenue, the affordable housing advocates tapped Cassidy Turley brokers to find space, and, subsequently met with agency rep Allen Gurevich of Newmark Knight Frank, who showed the group 12,000 square feet on the building’s fifth floor.

More challenging for Common Ground, however, was building out a new, state-of-the-art space despite the budget constraints of a typical nonprofit. To achieve its requirements, officials at Common Ground turned to Marc Gordon, a partner at architecture firm Spacesmith, to do more with less.

After the jump, Messrs Gurevich and Gordon review the new floor plans with The Commercial Observer and explain why, exactly, Common Ground chose to relocate to the fifth floor last week.

The Plan, Feb. 14