Permits Filed: 203 West 79th Street

203 West 79th Street203 West 79th Street -- image via Google Maps

The first permits have been filed for a new 16-story building at 203 West 79th Street; the architect of record is Morris Adjmi, and the project’s developer is Anbau Enterprises.

203 West 79th Street will stand 174 feet to its pinnacle, and the filings indicate the structure will be mixed-use, with an emphasis on ultra-high-end residential. The building will measure 67,265 square feet in total, with 5,088 square feet to be dedicated to retail space; the remainder of the site will be residential.

With only 24 units, residences will average nearly 2,600 square feet each, which is on the large and ’boutique luxury’ side of things; the Upper West Side is sorely lacking in almost any new housing, and the redevelopment of 203 West 79th Street will be very beneficial to the neighborhood, where many derelict structures from the past remain due to over-aggressive landmarking.

Carlton House — which will be cleared to make way for Adjmi’s building — is a definite example of one such structure. The building only stands five stories tall, and air conditioners protrude from the facade. Improving the neighborhood’s aesthetics and its tax base will result in a win-win for both New York City and the Upper West Side.

No completion date has been announced.

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