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What's happening in your backyard? YIMBY News delivers the day's top five new development stories to your inbox every weekday morning.



275 West 140th Street

Eight-Story, 54-Unit Mixed-Use Project Rises At 275 West 140th Street, Harlem

In November of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Radson Development’s eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building planned at 275 West 140th Street, in northern Harlem, and now the building is finally rising above street level, per Harlem+Bespoke. Dubbed Strivers Plaza, the building will include an 8,000 square-foot supermarket on the ground floor, as well as a 500 square-foot community facility space. Aufgang Architects is designing, and completion can likely be expected closer to 2017.


Manhattan’s Mount Morris Park Historic District Gets Extension

There are 276 properties in Harlem that will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, it designated the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension. Put simply, the new historic district contains most of the blocks running from Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X. Boulevard until nearly Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and from the south side of West 123rd Street to the south side of West 118th Street.

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Vacant 70 West 139th Street

Eight-Story, 64-Unit Residential Project At 70 West 139th Street Gets Financed, Harlem

Harlen Housing Associates, owner of the 214-unit Section 8 building at 560 Lenox Avenue in northern Harlem, has been planning a second facility on the adjacent lot at 70 West 139th Street for nearly a decade. Now, construction loans have been obtained for the eight-story, 64-unit project, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The building will measure 55,355 square feet in total, which includes 1,878 square feet of community space on the ground floor, and 42 of the 64 units will be designated as affordable. Peter Franzese Design and Engineering is the applicant of record.

362 West 127th Street

Six-Story, 14-Unit Residential Project Tops Out At 362 West 127th Street, Harlem

Over the summer, YIMBY brought you news of the six-story, 14-unit residential building under construction at 362 West 127th Street, in Harlem, and now the structure appears to be topped out, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The 9,020 square-foot building will contain rental units averaging 645 square feet apiece, and Staten Island-based Jock deBoer is the architect of record. The building’s façade is currently being installed, and completion in early 2016 seems likely.

215 West 122nd Street

Six-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Filed At 215 West 122nd Street, Harlem

This past summer, DNAinfo reported that the dilapidated two-story church at 215 West 122nd Street in Harlem was going to be demolished, and now applications have been filed for the site’s replacement. Yaniv Zohar has filed for a six-story, six-unit residential building measuring a total 8,881 square feet. The full-floor units will likely be condos, averaging 1,480 square feet apiece. The top-floor unit will also feature a seventh-floor penthouse. Arnold Montag’s Great Neck-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record.

300 West 122nd Street

12-Story, 127-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned At 300 West 122nd Street, Harlem

RGS Holdings has partnered with the property owner of 300 West 122nd Street, in Harlem, to develop a 12-story, 127-unit mixed-use building, according to Curbed. The site also includes the two-story building at 223 St. Nicholas Avenue, which will have to be demolished. The new building will measure roughly 161,300 square feet, and features 28,700 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The units will be condominiums, and a slew of amenities are included. PBDW Architects is designing, and the project is expected to be complete in 2017.