Permits are up for a 17-story mixed-use development that will rise at 245 West 34th Street; the architect of record is Gene Kaufman, and the developer is Cornell Realty Management LLC.
The DOB filings indicate that the project will have approximately 45,000 square feet in total, and 8,257 square feet on the lower levels will be dedicated to retail, which makes sense given the development’s frontage on 34th Street. A 180-unit hotel component will stand above; given the ‘residential’ portion measures only 36,789 square feet, rooms will be very small, averaging under 200 square feet.
Winick Realty’s website has additional information on the commercial component, including a rendering, which indicates that 245 West 34th Street will conform to Kaufman’s typical aesthetic — bland and budget-oriented.
Demolition permits for the existing one-story structure were filed and approved earlier this month, and per Winick, the new 245 West 34th Street will open in the spring of 2015.
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