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Client/Owner: New York Racing Association (NYRA)

Architect: Phinney Design Group

Contract Duration: 2013-2015

Project Value: $4,500,000

Services Provided: Owner Representation, Project



NYRA New Backstretch Dormitory

Indian River Inlet Area, DE

This project entails providing the owner’s representative/project management, and cost estimating and value engineering services for the construction of a new backstretch dormitory to replace aging facilities at Belmont Park on a sloping site near Gate 7.

During the early stages of the design phase, the project team explored several design and construction options for the project, including a 3-4 story building based upon two (2) occupants per room, for a total occupancy of approximately 112. The team also considered one of three (1 of 3) options for the design of the new dormitory: Prefabricated precast concrete construction, concrete block and plank, or a conventional frame.