Residents of Upper Manhattan, particularly Washington Heights and Inwood, will soon see something new rising across the Hudson River. On Monday, groundbreaking was held for the second tower at rental development The Modern, located just a bit south of the George Washington Bridge at 100 Park Avenue in Fort Lee.
In March, the first partial rendering was revealed of the nine-story, 64-unit residential addition planned to rise on the existing six-story, 144-unit (130 units are rent-regulated) apartment building at 707-711 West End Avenue, between West 94th and 95th streets, on the Upper West Side. The city’s Department of Buildings has since green-lighted the project, according to the Wall Street Journal, who also has revealed the first full rendering of it. Dubbed the Haswell, the 155,420-square-foot addition will contain 64 condominium units, each averaging a spacious 1,905 square feet. The current building will see renovations and upgrades, too.
In January, YIMBY brought you an update on the planned 10-story, 64-unit residential addition atop the existing six-story, 144-unit rental building at 707-711 West End Avenue, between West 94th and 95th Streets, on the Upper West Side. Now, Curbed has the first official rendering that shows a glimpse of the top of the structure. The project, dubbed the Haswell, will add 155,420 square feet of residential space to the property. Condominium units should average a spacious 1,905 square feet apiece, and amenities will include private and communal outdoor spaces, a reading room, and a renovated lobby. The existing, largely rent-stabilized, building will also get extensive renovations, including new windows, and will have access to 5,000 square feet of new outdoor space on the second floor. SJP Properties and P2B Ventures are the developers and PBDW Architects is designing. Completion is expected in early 2018.
Last October, SJP Properties and the U.S. branch of Tokyo-based Mitsui Fudosan entered into a contract to buy 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 5,000 square-foot plot currently occupied a vacant synagogue and located between West 69th and 70th streets on the Upper West Side. Commercial Observer reports the sale has since closed, along with $160 million in financing to fund the acquisition. The team of developers have been planning a high-rise condominium tower for the site, which can boast roughly 400,000 square feet of development rights. The latest plans call for a 51-story, 112-unit residential building, although retail space will also probably be included on the ground floor. Neither demolition permits for the existing structure and nor new building applications have yet been filed.
When two developers decided to build 10 stories of condos on top of an occupied, rent-stabilized apartment building at 711 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side, tenants were predictably upset. To appease the renters, many of whom have lived there for decades, the landlords plan to renovate and add new amenities to the seven-story brick building between 94th and 95th Streets.