A proposal been submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission by PMA Architecture for 449 Convent Avenue, in Upper Manhattan. The site is currently occupied by the right-most unit of a group of six brownstones. This particular structure has been marred from fire damage and requires remediation. The proposed rehab of the structure would replace and update the lot with a 54-foot-tall, five-story building, rising 10 feet higher than its adjacent counterparts.
The new structure would be broken up into two separate two-floor apartments, the lower of which will offer two bedrooms. The higher unit would be a one-bedroom penthouse with a private balcony space in place of a second bedroom. There will also be recreational outdoor space on the roof of the building for all residents.
In keeping with the look of the surrounding neighborhood where the property is situated, PMA Architecture has proposed to finish the structure with a facade containing multiple materials. The ground floor’s exterior will consist of precast tan-stone panels, followed by a tan brick veneer. The rooftop balcony will be surrounded by a multi-line railing system, and the final floor will be covered in a grey-zinc paneling, which will make it stand out from its neighbors.
The 145th Street stop is four blocks south of the location, and offers service on the A, B, C, and D trains. Bus stops for the M101 and M3 bus lines are also situated one block west and east, respectively.