New Rochelle recently granted approvals for the construction of what will be the largest-ever mixed-use development in the city’s history. Located at 11 Lawton Street, the dual-tower development will feature 143 condominiums, 453 rental units, and a 190-key hotel. Additional components include 8,102 square feet of restaurant and bar space, 2,953 square feet of retail space, and 627 on-site parking spaces.
Designed by Hill West Architects, the building will eventually comprise 800,000 square feet and creatively repurpose a portion of the historic National City Bank of New Rochelle originally completed in 1906. The bank structure is incorporated into the podium of the building, which transitions from classic red brick masonry to a modern glass curtain wall.
The project arrives as part of an initiative to reinvigorate Downtown New Rochelle as a transit-rich mixed-use district. When complete, the plan will yield 12 million square feet of new construction including both private and publicly accessible areas.
“This project is a key ingredient in the downtown revitalization as it adds significantly to the district’s residential options,” said Luiz Aragon, New Rochelle’s commissioner of development. “Additionally, the new hotel fleshes out downtown’s growing hospitality infrastructure in a way that serves the business community, accommodates conference planners, and supports the expansion of tourism.”
Project developers DB Main and 11 Lawton, LLC have not confirmed a completion date for the project.