A rendering has been revealed of the two-story, 30,000-square-foot commercial redevelopment in the works at 210 West 31st Street, located across the street from Madison Square Garden in Chelsea. KBS Capital, which is affiliated with California-based KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II, and Onyx Equities are developing the project. It will include two floors of restaurant and retail space, in addition to a roof deck, Real Estate Weekly reported. The redevelopment consists of the West 31st Street section of the Church of St. John the Baptist, which Onyx is ground-leasing from the congregation. Demolition of that 23,110-square-foot section is anticipated in 2017, with completion of the new building in 2018.
Michael Shvo and Victor Group knocked down a gas station at 239 10th Avenue in Chelsea last year to make way for a glassy condo building. Now workers are installing facade panels on the building, which is under construction at the corner of West 24th Street.
Developer Six Sigma has acquired, for $3.92 million, 4,900 square feet of High Line Transfer Corridor air rights for its planned 10-story, 61-unit condominium project at 517 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. The development rights will be used to build larger and taller, the New York Post reported. Not including the recently-acquired air rights, the 9,875-square-foot site can accommodate up to 74,260 square feet of residential space, plus an additional 24,490 square feet of commercial or community space. Plans have not been filed with the Buildings Department, although demolition permits were filed in August for the existing six-story warehouse. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
Construction is now five stories above street level on the northern portion of the 11-story, 36-unit mixed-use complex under development at 528 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 96,162-square-foot project, dubbed Jardim, will boast 11-story components along both the West 27th and West 28th street fronts. The tower portions will connect via a single-story base, which will include 6,490 square feet of retail space. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, will be condominiums and should average 2,489 square feet apiece. Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group are the developers. Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Isay Weinfeld is the design architect, while Hell’s Kitchen-based SBLM Architects is the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Related Companies has filed applications for two single-story retail buildings at 505-511 West 27th Street, in West Chelsea. The building at 505 West 27th Street would be built under the elevated High Line park and measure 9,875 square feet, spanning through to West 28th Street. The other building, at 511 West 27th Street, would be adjacent to the park and measure 5,204 square feet. Kevin Byrne’s Bronx-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Two three-story commercial buildings must first be demolished at 509-511 West 27th Street. Demolition permits were filed in earlier this year.