Gene Kaufman’s upcoming Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn at 215 Pearl Street is steadily getting closer to the finish line. The project is a 396-foot-tall and 39-story hotel in the heart of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. 320 suites are expected to be created inside the 165,655-square-foot reinforced concrete structure. Rooms will begin on the fifth floor, and terminate on the 37th floor. Nobutaka Ashihara Architects is the architect of record, while Lam Group is the developer of the project. The site is located at the intersection of Pearl Street and Platt Street.
A $3.5 billion initiative to reshape and redevelop an industrial wasteland on the Eastern edge of The Bronx has reached the final stages of negotiations, and could soon begin construction. Known formally as Fordham Landing, the property is located between the Harlem River and the Major Deegan Expressway, immediately adjacent to the University Heights Bridge.
Permits have been filed for a 25-story hotel at 319 West 35th Street in Hudson Yards, Manhattan. Located between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue, the interior lot is one block north of 34th Street-Penn Station, serviced by the A, C, and E trains. Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
New York-based Gene Kaufman’s design studio is responsible for more than 50 hotels and dozens of commercial properties across New York City. Together with Onboard Hospitality, LLC, Kaufman’s latest project is currently under construction at 36 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan, and will debut as Jade Hotel.
Excavation work is underway at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, where a ground-up, 28-story Aloft Hotel will soon rise. The upcoming reinforced concrete building will yield 173 rooms and 77,310 square feet of newly built space. Plans also call for a ground-floor restaurant adjacent to the lobby, as well as a fitness center on the second floor and seven to eight rooms per floor up to the last occupiable level. Peter Poon Architects is the designer of the tower while FIT Investment Corporation is the developer. The site was previously purchased for $15 million from Sam Chang in 2012.