While yesterday’s renderings of HAP’s Karim Rashid-designed 329 Pleasant Avenue generated a significant amount of discussion on both sides of the aesthetic fence, the firm’s plans for 446 West 167th Street are slightly more subdued, as depicted in today’s fresh reveal. The project is rising in West Harlem near New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia Medical Center, and the architect of record is Daniel Goldner.
Permits indicate that 446 West 167th Street will stand eight stories tall, with a total of 39 units; the development’s square footage will be divided between the residential space and additional components, with an ambulatory care center to be located on the first floor, and a ‘community facility’ set to occupy space on the second level. In total, HAP’s building will have 33,149 square feet, with the majority — measuring 25,968 square feet — to be divided between the condominiums.
For better or worse, the plan for 446 West 167th Street lacks the pink and blue balconies that will cling to the exterior of 329 Pleasant Avenue; instead, Goldner’s design is contextual, and takes visual cues from its pre-war neighbors. The street-wall will be kept intact, and the facade will be characterized by neutral tones; overall, 446 West 167th Street will be a relatively tame addition to Washington Heights.
HAP’s page on the development discusses the project’s target demographic, which is students and professionals looking to live near their work; in their own words, “the apartments [at 446 West 167th Street] were specifically conceived for first time home buyers.”
No completion date has been formally announced, and there is a stop-work order currently in effect for the site; despite this, construction permits were issued on March 3rd, and vertical progress is likely imminent.
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