Construction is wrapping up on a seven-story, eight-unit residential building at 310 West 114th Street, in Harlem, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The 12,554-square-foot project is being developed by property owner Emmanuel P. Denis, doing business as Kew Gardens-based Rafael Homes. Its residential units should average a spacious 1,310 square feet apiece, and will be condominiums. Units will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, and include two duplexes and a penthouse featuring outdoor terraces. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record. Completion can probably be expected in the summer.
Moshe Granit, doing business as an anonymous Midtown-based LLC, is wrapping up construction of a five-story, five-unit residential conversion project at 120 West 118th Street, in Harlem. The apartment building was formerly a 12-unit SRO (single-room occupancy), but now is being returned to legal status as a five-family property, Harlem+Bespoke reports. In the process, the structure received a single-story addition, increasing the building’s square-footage to 9,300 square feet. With 6,360 square feet in residential space, the units should average a spacious 1,272 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Mati Yaacobi’s NoMad-based MYLM Architects is the architect of record. The building sits within the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension, which was designated in 2015.
When a New York City church can’t afford to repair its own building, it’s only a matter of time until it ends up in the hands of real estate developers. Such was the case with the Harlem Baptist Temple Church at 20 West 116th Street, which was partially demolished by the city in 2009. The house of worship spent nearly two years without a roof, but the church eventually pulled together the money to replace the roof and part of its facade, albeit with less historic pieces. Now, plans have been filed to develop an 11-story apartment building on the church’s property between Malcolm X Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.
Atomatic Contracting Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 102 West 131st Street, in Harlem. The 5,272-square-foot building will rise on a 16-foot-wide, 1,665-square-foot vacant lot. One of the apartments will be located on the ground floor, while the second will take up the second through fourth floors. With the residential space divided as such, the ground-floor unit would measure roughly 1,055 square feet, and the larger unit would measure 3,164 square feet, which means condominiums would be in the works. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park-based Sion Associates is the applicant of record.
Back in November of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of a six-story, 16-unit residential building planned at 15 West 119th Street, in Harlem. Construction is now underway on the project, which has reached three stories above street level and continues to rise, Harlem+Bespoke reports. Since our last report, the new building applications have been amended slightly. They indicate a six-story, 13-unit building that will measure 13,813 square feet. The apartments should average 824 square feet apiece, and amenities include a storage room for eight bikes, recreational space in the cellar, and a rooftop terrace. Since the units also come with balconies, condominiums may be in the works. Pielet Brothers Construction is the developer, while Design + Urbanism Architectural is designing (replacing Melamed Architect). Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
As Harlem’s development boom stretches northward, investors are taking aim at the more densely built-out and better preserved blocks in central Harlem. One longtime owner hopes to redevelop a lot at 152 West 140th Street, on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.