Much of the Upper West Side is frozen in time by historic districts, but every once in a while, a developer manages to snag an older property in a non-landmarked piece of the neighborhood. New building applications were filed earlier today to erect a 10-story building at 206 West 95th Street, half a block from the 96th Street station on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.
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Stellar Management is seeking city approval to add 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail to the base of their 30-story, 200-unit residential building at 70 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side, according to DNAinfo. The expansion would include five retail units and a reconfigured lobby. The area around the building is currently a concrete plaza, and approval from City Planning is required. Richard Metsky is one of the designers.
In December, YIMBY revealed renderings of Silverstein’s and El-Ad Properties’ 41-story, 365-unit mixed-use building planned for 1 West End Avenue, in Lincoln Square, and now Curbed has renderings of the building’s interior, which is being designed by Jeffrey Beers. Foundation work is currently underway at the site, and completion is slated for 2017. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed building will feature an affordable residential portion in its eight-story stone-clad base, and retail space is planned on the ground floor.
On Tuesday, hundreds of buildings became protected when the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II. Basically, every building between West 94th Street and West 108th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue has been added. That’s 344 new buildings, bringing the combined number of protected buildings to 1,255.
In May, YIMBY brought you news of a residential conversion at 555 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, which, at the time, was denied the green light at its LPC presentation. Curbed now has news of the project’s approval, which received minor revisions. Cary Tamarkin is developing and designing the conversion of the six-story building, which will eventually be expanded by one floor to have 12 to 15 units.
A 24-unit condominium conversion of the landmarked six-story, 44-rental-unit building at 101 West 78th Street, on the Upper West Side, has received the go-ahead to continue construction. Newcastle Realty Services is developing, and HTO Architects is designing the conversion of the 69,700 square-foot structure. Ground-floor commercial space also measures 6,865 square feet on Columbus Avenue.
YIMBY noted in April that Naftali Group’s 18-story, 25-unit luxury condo building Two Ten West 77, in the works on the Upper West Side at 210 West 77th Street, was nearly half-way sold out. Now, the building is 65% sold, with sales totaling nearly $110 million in under eight weeks. Thomas Juul-Hansen is designing, and completion is expected by the end of 2016.
YIMBY recently brought you renderings of proposals for Building 1 of Riverside Center by Arquitectonica, and permits were subsequently filed earlier this month. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. It sits on the northwestern corner of the greater Riverside Center development, next to West 61st Street and the West Side Highway.
Property owner Harry Tawil has filed applications for a seven-story, 34-unit residential building — likely rental apartments — for the lots spanning 59-63 West 104th Street, on the northern reaches of the Upper West Side. The building will measure just 22,510 square feet, and each unit would average 662 square feet if divided throughout the project equally. Mihai Radu is designing, and an existing four-story, 10-unit residential building at Nos. 61-63 must first be removed; No. 59 is currently a vacant lot.
The conversion of 555 West End Avenue from the former St. Agnes School for Girls to a residential building with 12 to 15 units is well on its way to approval, but not there quite yet. The Landmarks Preservation Commission liked a lot of the proposal presented on Tuesday, but wants less visibility when it comes to the rooftop additions, particularly the mechanical equipment.