Innovative design-build firm DDG picked up an art gallery in Chelsea for $24.25 million back in 2014, and now they’ve filed plans to build condos on the property near the High Line.
The new development would rise 11 stories at 532 West 20th Street, between Tenth Avenue and the West Side Highway. It would hold nine apartments and 27,019 square feet of residential space, creating average units of 3,000 square feet.
The ground floor would include 10 parking spots and 10 bike storage spaces, followed by utilities and storage on the second floor. The parking isn’t required, but it’s typical for condos. Apartments would start on the third story, with full-floor units through the 11th floor. The penthouse would get a private roof deck, and the remaining units will have a shared roof terrace.
Residents will also get to enjoy a landscaped rear yard, a 24-hour concierge and doorman, and laundry rooms, according to DDG’s page on the development.
Thomas O’Hara’s HTO Architects applied for the permits. However, DDG typically handles their architecture in-house. We hope 532 West 20th will follow in the footsteps of their unique downtown condo projects, like 12 Warren Street in TriBeCa and XOCO 325 in SoHo.
The single-story Anton Kern Gallery currently occupies the 50-foot-wide lot. We’re not sure how long the gallery will stay there, and demolition plans have not yet been filed with the Department of Buildings.