The six-story, 69-foot-high walk-up at 211 West 28th Street has been reduced to two floors, as part of a vertical enlargement that would extend the building to 14 stories. Given the proposed 150-foot height, individual floors will average a generous 10’-9” from slab to slab. The new building would nearly double the 13,332 square feet of the original, bringing the figure up to 24,563 square feet. The former office floors would be replaced with 37 residential units. The project is being developed by Arker Companies, with Aufgang Architects as designer.
The ubiquitous forest green fence, a herald of impending construction, has gone up around a mid-block parking lot in Chelsea, at 241 West 28th Street. The 29,326-square-foot, 150-foot-wide lot, which stretches between West 28th and West 29th streets, and will accommodate twin 15-story, 165-foot-tall buildings, each one aligned along its respective street. The 314,013-square-foot complex is set to feature a 6,094-square-foot commercial component topped by 252,191 square feet of apartments. Given its 323-unit count, each apartment would average 781 square feet. The project is being developed by Edison Properties, with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the general contractor.
Architect and developer Soo K. Chan says he borrowed design inspiration for his new condo project in Chelsea from the colonial houses of his childhood, in the cosmopolitan island city of George Town, Malaysia. He drew on the architecture of the city’s clan houses, long multi-family homes built around a central, open air courtyard.
In November 2013, YIMBY revealed renderings for the ME Architect-designed 21-story residential building at 215 West 28th Street, in Chelsea. Then in January 2015, we revealed renderings of an alternate design by Karim Rashid. Now, HAP Investments is moving forward with a two-building development designed by DXA Architects, which was first revealed by Curbed NY. The entire complex will measure 290,000 square feet, although filings have only been submitted for the building at 215-219 West 28th Street (and it will also cantilever over the existing tenement buildings at 213 and 221 West 28th Street). Filings detail a 183,293-square-foot building with 112 residential units and 8,202 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The other building, to rise at 223-227 West 28th Street, is not filed yet, but should measure around 100,000 square feet.
It was over two years ago that we first saw a rendering of the mixed-use building under construction at 55 West 17th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Chelsea. Much has been done since then, and now the bulk of building’s façade is visible. YIMBY got to step inside the project, designed by Morris Adjmi, on Wednesday.