City Council Approves Five-Building, 1,586-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 550 Washington Street, Hudson Square

550 Washington Street550 Washington Street. Viewed from West Houston Street, looking west. Rendering by COOKFOX Architects, via the New York Times.

Last week, the City Council approved plans for Atlas Capital Group and Westbrook Partners to acquire $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40, overseen by the Hudson River Park Trust, to develop a 1,586-unit mixed-use complex at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. The project is set to include five towers, the New York Times reported, although their height was not disclosed. Thirty percent of the units, or 475 apartments, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. One of the residential towers will be geared towards “older tenants.” There would also be retail space and a 15,000-square-foot recreation center.

The project, to be built in multiple phases, will move forward pending market demand. COOKFOX Architects is responsible for the architecture. The site’s existing four-story, 1.3-million-square-foot building could be utilized as commercial space in the short term.

550 Washington Street

550 Washington Street. Photo by Richard Perry for The New York Times

The sports facility and parking garage on Pier 40 are slated to receive much-needed repairs once the deal goes through. The city will contribute $14.1 million for Pier 40’s upgrades. The Hudson River Park Trust is also planning to build some form of commercial building on the pier, although the scope of that plan is not known.

Pier 40

Present-day Pier 40. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

2 Comments on "City Council Approves Five-Building, 1,586-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 550 Washington Street, Hudson Square"

  1. According to the project is set five towers, group look like a big deal development that stoop to an area.

  2. Rendering comes complete w the yellow cab that will inevitably run the red light directly in front of you. At least it’s a bit more honest than the typical rendering.

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