Despite improvements in recent years, parts of Upper Manhattan are still smattered with vacant lots, but yet another will soon be turned into an actual building. Permits were filed today for a 7-story residential structure at 17 Convent Avenue, on the southeast corner of Convent and 128th Street, just to the south of City College.
There, Alexander Compagno will be designing a 23,263-square foot and 21-unit building, with units averaging a bit over 1,000 square feet apiece. That could actually signal that the project will be condominiums.
Indeed, the Schedule A breaks the layout down into two duplex residences occupying the first and cellar floors, with four units per floor from the second through the fifth levels. On top, the sixth and seventh floors will also be split between three duplex units, and the proliferation of duplex apartments at 17 Convent Avenue is likely another indicator that condominiums are probable.
The area is extremely accessible, and 17 Convent Avenue is a short walk from the ABCD 125th Street stop, where the A and D trains can whisk residents down to Columbus Circle in under 10 minutes. Accordingly, infill is occurring across much of the neighborhood, including some of the only new office development in Manhattan, just a block to the southwest.
One block to the north, another development has been proposed to span between 129th and 130th Streets, on the west side of Convent. The area’s position to the southeast of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus is also a major plus, and will likely contribute to additional infill as well.
Kane Ventures is listed as the developer (using 17 Convent LLC), and no completion date has been announced.
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