FIT’s New Academic Building Nears Completion at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s ten-story New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot structure is engineered to LEED Gold standards and will yield new classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights. Forte Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which stands on a shallow plot between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the northernmost edge of the FIT campus.

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278 Eighth Avenue Finishes Up Construction in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is finishing up on 278 Eighth Avenue, a 14-story mixed-use residential building in ChelseaManhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Chelsea 23rd Realty Corporation, an LLC affiliated with JJ Operating, the 175-foot-tall structure will yield 132,700 square feet with 190 rental apartments and multiple levels of retail space. Square Mile Capital and Pacific Western Bank provided $183 million in construction financing for the project, which is being constructed by Leeding Builders Group between West 23rd and West 24th Streets.

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New Rendering Spotted For 280 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

YIMBY spotted a new rendering amidst excavation at 280 Eighth Avenue, an upcoming 10-story mixed-use residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Red Apple Group under the RA 280 Development LLC, the future 113-foot-tall structure will yield 58,021 square feet. Components include 52,432 square feet designated for residential space split among 64 rental units averaging 819 square feet apiece, 4,642 square feet for commercial space, 947 square feet for community facility space, a cellar level, and a 24-foot-long rear yard. Archstone Builders, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is situated at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 24th Street.

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Rendering of 335 Eighth Avenue - Courtesy of MAG Partners, COOKFOX Architects

$151.4M Capitalization Secured For 335 Eighth Avenue In Chelsea, Manhattan

JLL Capital Markets has arranged a $151.4 million capitalization for 335 Eighth Avenue, a seven-story mixed-use building under construction in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by MAG Partners and Safanad, the structure will yield 188 units with 30 percent reserved for low- and middle-income residents, as well as over 30,000 square feet of amenities, 25,461 square feet of retail space, and 1,150 square feet of community facility space. Financing was secured from Bank OZK and MetLife Investment Management for the project, which broke ground in October 2023.

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