Harlem’s renaissance has accelerated in recent years, and large new developments are now seemingly rising all over the neighborhood, from the 125th Street corridor down to East River Plaza. But opportunities for small-scale infill remain in abundance, and YIMBY can now reveal one such project set to rise at 42 East 132nd Street, between Madison and Park, designed by Melamed Architect PC.
Excavation was well underway back in 2013, when YIMBY reported on a large commercial project planned at 5-15 West 125th Street, in central Harlem. Since then, the project’s scope has increased from four to six stories, and also now includes a residential component of 30 units. The block-thru building is expected to have 75,000 square feet of commercial space, spanning from the cellar to the third floor, and the shorter 125th Street side is now getting its façade, per Harlem+Bespoke. The taller end on 126th Street is rising at a slower pace. Rosenbaum Design Group is the architect of record.
Last year, the city’s housing authority announced plans to renovate Randolph Houses in Harlem, a block-long stretch of old law tenements on 114th Street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards. Now NYCHA has filed alteration permits to combine 14 of those buildings into a single structure.
Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on the Whole Foods rising on 125th Street in Harlem. Now we have a rendering for another commercial project on the bustling retail strip, a two-story building at 324 West 125th Street, on the corner of St Nicholas Avenue.
Christian Volkmann has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at the vacant, 20-foot-wide lot at 108 West 123rd Street, in central Harlem. The building will measure 4,745 square feet, which works out to full-floor units averaging 1,185 square feet, indicative of condominiums. The developer also appears to be the architect, head of Aardvarchitecture.
Nothing symbolizes Harlem’s transformation better than the start of construction on the Whole Foods at 100 West 125th Street, which has been in the works since 2012. Harlem+Bespoke spotted foundation work in April, and now Tectonic has sent along some shots of the latest progress.
The Studio Museum at 144 West 125th Street in Harlem is planning to build a new 70,000 square-foot museum, including 10,000 square feet for galleries. According to The New York Times, the existing five-story, 60,000 square-foot structure would be demolished for a ground-up building designed by the UK-based David Adjaye; Cooper, Robertson & Partners is the executive architect. Plans will be submitted this Summer, and construction is expected to start in 2017 for a 2019 completion.
A six-story, 14-unit residential building under construction at 362 West 127th Street in Harlem — two blocks north of the 125th Street stop on the A, B, C and D lines — has reached four stories, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The building will measure 9,020 square feet, and units will be rentals, averaging just 645 square feet. The developer/property owner goes by 127 Holdings LLC, and Jock deBoer is designing.
Construction is well underway to restore and expand the formerly burnt-out seven-story building at 92 Morningside Avenue, in central Harlem, to 10 stories and 75 market-rate rental units. The building, three blocks away from the 125th Street stop serviced by the A, B, C and D trains, appears to be topped-out, according to Harlem+Bespoke. Renaissance Realty Group is developing. ND Architecture & Design is designing, and the project will probably be finished by 2016.
Melody Development has filed applications for a five-story, two-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 498 West 130th Street, in Manhattanville, a few blocks east of the 125th Street station for the 1 train. The building will measure nearly 3,900 square feet, with one unit occupying the ground floor and the second spanning floors two through five. Ashraf Ali, head of Architectural Design Solutions, is the applicant of record.