World renowned architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects is working on yet another project on the Upper West Side, and this time it’s the restoration and interior design for 225 West 86th Street, aka The Belnord. The building is just off of the 1 subway line between 86th Street and 87th Streets, and Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
225 West 86th Street
HFZ Capital is planning to convert the Belnord – a 13-story, 218-unit rental building at 225 West 86th Street, on the Upper West Side – into 213 condominium units. The developer recently filed their plans with the Attorney General’s office and expects the future condominiums to be worth a total $1.3 billion, according to The Real Deal. HFZ acquired the residential portion of the block-encompassing building – bound by West 86th and 87th streets, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue – for $575 million last year. The ground-floor sections contain retail space and will be left untouched. The property is an individual landmark (and is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places), which means any exterior alterations must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.