Last November, YIMBY wrote about plans to demolish the Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem and replace it with a new residential building. Now we have a look at the project, which will be a graceful addition to Lenox Avenue just north of Central Park.
Construction is now two stories above street level on Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on the corner of West 125th Street in Harlem’s Manhattanville section. Steel beam construction can be seen thanks to an update by Harlem+Bespoke. The new building will include an information center, two auditoriums, offices, meeting rooms and a café.
Bronx-based JCAL Development Group has filed applications for a 15-story, 75-unit mixed-use building at 2395 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, located between West 128th and 129th streets in Harlem. The project will encompass 95,200 square feet and rise 147 feet to its roof, according to the filings. There will be 8,625 square feet of retail space for a ground-floor grocery store, followed by 75 apartments across the second through 15th floors. All of the units, averaging 910 square feet apiece, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery.
Construction is now underway on the third floor of the seven-story, 30-unit residential building under development at 464 West 130th Street, located on the corner of Convent Avenue in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. An update by Harlem+Bespoke provides a look at the construction progress. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 24,955 square feet and rise 69 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements. Its residential units should average 642 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Great Neck, N.Y.-based Big Apple Developers is the developer and Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is behind the architecture. A target completion date is not known.
Brooklyn-based property owner Haim Nortman has acquired, for $10.2 million, 27,500 square feet of air rights from a neighboring property for a mixed-use project planned at 362 West 125th Street, in Harlem. With the additional air rights, the site could accommodate up to 108,588 square feet of mixed-use development. The new building will include commercial space and residential units, Commercial Observer reported, although new building applications have not been filed at this time. The 12,475-square-foot site is occupied by a four-story LaGree Baptist Church. Demolition permits were filed in November. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.