An mid-19th century Manhattan home will be restored to its former glory, and expanded to meet its occupants’ 21st century needs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and expansion of 442 West 22nd Street. That is in the Chelsea Historic District.
The façade of a new 14-story, 37-unit supportive housing building has been unveiled at 257 West 29th Street, in Chelsea. This comes after YIMBY reported that construction on the project was wrapping up in June. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new building measure 27,455 square feet and its residential units should average 661 square feet apiece. All of the apartments will rent at below-market rates, although it’s still unclear who is expected to occupy them. Supportive housing is typically reserved for the most underprivileged and tenants usually have access to health and social services. Listed amenities include storage for 19 bikes and multi-purpose rooms on the ground and cellar levels. Arker Companies is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
By the end of June, the 12-story, six-unit mixed-use building under development at 239 Tenth Avenue, on the corner of West 24th Street in West Chelsea, was had been built up to the fourth floor. The project has since topped out, according to a Curbed NY report. The new 54,662-square-foot, 137-foot-tall building, dubbed The Getty, will include 13,437 square feet of commercial space on the cellar through second floors. There will be eight condominium units on the floors above. They should average 4,674 square feet apiece, and three of them will be duplexes. Amenities include private residential storage units and a fitness center. The penthouse apartment will feature a roof terrace. Victor Group and SHVO (headed by Michael Shvo) are the developers, and Peter Marino Architect is designing. Completion is expected in 2017.
The 33-story, 179-unit mixed-use building under development at 520 West 30th Street, in West Chelsea, is now a few floors from topping out, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user robertwalpole. The project has grown by roughly 25 stories since YIMBY’s last update in April, when the structure was four stories in height. Façade installation is also underway. The latest building permits indicate it will eventually encompass 315,586 square feet and stand 367 feet in height. The ground floor will host 13,219 square feet of commercial-retail space. The residential units above should average 1,250 square feet apiece, and since the building will have a leasing office, the apartments will presumably be rentals. Amenities include a basketball court, a children’s play room, a lounge with a “glam room,” a swimming pool, a bowling alley with a party room, storage for 92 bikes, a parking garage on the ground and second floors, and outdoor terraces on the fourth and 30th floors. Related Companies is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
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.