Racebrook Capital The Ark at JFK

On behalf of Racebrook Capital and Ark Development, LLC., Holt served as Construction Manager for The Ark at John F. Kennedy International Airport (“JFK”), which was widely proclaimed as “The World’s First Comprehensive Animal Handling and Intelligent Air Cargo Facility”.

The ARK at JFK was developed, built and operated by ARK Development, LLC, an affiliate of real estate company Racebrook Capital.

Holt constructed The Ark facility on a 14.4 acre site that has direct
air-side access to the taxiway and an apron capable of parking, loading and unloading the largest cargo aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8 freighter.

The facility was divided into three complementary sections, an air cargo wing, central administrative and business center with 24-hour veterinary hospital and diagnostic laboratory and an integrated animal handling facility. This area of the facility also includes pet boarding and grooming, USDA-approved equine quarantine and import/export center and a livestock export handling system designed by Temple Grandin.




Oldaker Equine Architects


175,000 Square Feet


78A N Boundary Rd, Jamaica, NY

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