The lower blocks of the Upper West Side have given rise to a sprinkling of skyscrapers in recent years, from the Fordham redevelopment to 200 West 67th Street. And now, YIMBY has the reveal for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 666 feet to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side.
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Back in September of 2015, YIMBY revealed a rendering of the 17-story, 39-unit residential building planned at 269 West 87th Street, on the Upper West Side. A new, close-up rendering and additional details have now been revealed in a Curbed NY update. The 115,884-square-foot building, being dubbed The Chamberlain, will house apartments ranging from two- to five-bedrooms. The residential units should average a spacious 2,574 square feet apiece, and will include townhouse and penthouse configurations. Amenities will include a central garden, a lounge, a library, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a multi-purpose sports court, storage for 39 bikes, and an underground parking garage. Quadrum Global and Simon Baron Development are the developers, and have a 99-year lease on the site. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design. Demolition permits were filed back in 2015 for existing three- and seven-story parking garages, but the structures have not yet been razed.
A very long process has finally reached its resolution. On Thursday, the plan to convert the landmarked former First Church of Christ, Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West into condominiums was voted down by the Board of Standards and Appeals.
HFZ Capital is planning to convert the Belnord – a 13-story, 218-unit rental building at 225 West 86th Street, on the Upper West Side – into 213 condominium units. The developer recently filed their plans with the Attorney General’s office and expects the future condominiums to be worth a total $1.3 billion, according to The Real Deal. HFZ acquired the residential portion of the block-encompassing building – bound by West 86th and 87th streets, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue – for $575 million last year. The ground-floor sections contain retail space and will be left untouched. The property is an individual landmark (and is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places), which means any exterior alterations must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
In March, Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group acquired, for $51 million, the three-story retail building at 2251-2259 Broadway, on the corner of West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, with plans to build a condominium project. The developer have now filed applications for an 18-story, 32-unit mixed-use building, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 209-foot-tall project will measure 123,493 square feet, of which 11,587 square feet will be designated to retail space on the cellar, ground, and second floors. The condos should average a spacious 2,617 square feet apiece, and amenities include a 39-bike storage room, private residential storage space, multiple lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the architect of record.