Days are numbered for the auto body shops, car washes, and gas stations near the High Line in Chelsea. They’re slowly being replaced with apartments, art galleries, and artisanal food shops. Last week, plans were filed for a new building that would replace a car stereo store on the corner of West 25th Street and Tenth Avenue.
Ceres Realty Capital is proposing to transform the three-story (plus basement), multi-family residential building at 442 West 22nd Street, in Chelsea, into a single-family mansion. The proposed redevelopment would include the addition of a single-story penthouse, DNAinfo reported. Alteration permits haven’t been filed with the Buildings Department, but William Suk’s Midtown South-based Suk Designs is the architect. Suk is currently taking the project through the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) approval process. Exterior alterations must be approved by the LPC as the property sits within the Chelsea Historic District. The building has been vacated with exception to one tenant.
Developer Urban Standard Development is now seeking a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals to build three extra stories as part of a 10-story, nine-unit residential project at 142 West 19th Street, in Chelsea. The developer requires a variance from the city to build a project taller than seven stories, the height of the adjacent buildings, due to zoning rules that restrict new buildings on narrow lots from being taller than their immediate neighbors, DNAinfo reported. Filings with the Buildings Department currently resemble the 10-story proposal. If a variance is granted, the project would measure 16,903 square feet and its residential units would probably average 1,803 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Two of them would be duplexes. Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed a preliminary rendering of a seven-story building that can be built without a variance. Think! Architecture and Design is behind the design. A four-story, seven-unit residential building must first be demolished.
Work is well underway to install the curtain wall on the 11-story, 39-unit mixed-use building under development at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos taken by ILNY/NYConstructionPhoto (h/t Curbed NY). The building, encompassing 188,696 square feet, was designed by the late Zaha Hadid, who also fashioned the yet-to-be revealed design for another condominium project at 220 11th Avenue, two blocks south. At 520 West 28th Street, the ground floor will host 11,183 square feet of commercial-retail, followed by 39 condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 3,533 square feet. Amenities include a 75-foot-long pool, a private IMAX theater, a spa suite, an entertainment room, a fitness center, private residential storage space, a garden near the lobby, and an automated 11-car parking garage in the cellar. Related Companies is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architect is the architect of record. The structure topped out earlier this year and completion is expected later this year.
Last month, the Moinian Group announced that they were planning a condo project at 220 11th Avenue that had been designed by the late, renowned Zaha Hadid. Now, the firm has filed new building applications for the 11-story development in Chelsea.