In the borderlands between Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side, much of the new development ends up looking glassy and unremarkable. But today, YIMBY checks in on a new, loft-style building under construction at 351 West 54th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, courtesy of prolific photographer Tectonic.
The seven-story condo building will hold 33 apartments and 26,749 square feet of residential space, for a typical unit measuring 810 square feet.
The two ground-floor apartments are duplexes with cellar space, followed by five units apiece on the next four floors. The seventh floor will have four slightly larger apartments.
There will also be three parking spots on the first floor, bike storage, a gym, and a shared roof deck, according to the developer’s website.
The Omnia Group, led by architect and developer David Paz, is developing the building with Naveh Shuster and the Northwind Group as equity partners. Red Hook-based architect Nataliya Donskoy’s ND Architecture & Design is the architect of record.
While the developers haven’t released asking prices for this project yet, it will definitely do well in this neighborhood. Columbus Circle and Central Park are only five blocks away, along with all the benefits of being near the Theater District, 57th Street, and Lincoln Center.
The 6,400-square-foot lot was once home to a two-story commercial building, which bit the dust in 2014. The Department of Buildings considers this project an alteration, not a new building, but it looks like only the foundation of the old structure was kept.
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