Permits Filed: 531 West 159th Street, Washington Heights

531 west 159th street531 West 159th Street, image via Google Maps

After developing projects from one end of Harlem to the other, Heritage Real Estate Partners now has another building in the works at 531 West 159th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights.

A new building application was filed yesterday to construct a seven-story, 36-unit apartment building on the site. 531 West 159th Street will have 25,476 square feet of residential space, meaning that the average unit will measure just over 700 square feet. The first floor will hold one apartment and 4,200 square feet of community space, and five to six apartments per floor will be stacked on top. Two of the top floor units will have private terraces.

Zoning doesn’t require any parking, but the building will have 18 bike storage spots in the cellar.

The plans were almost identical to an application the firm filed last week at 306 West 142nd Street in Harlem. Just like the West Harlem building, this project will be rentals, Heritage CEO Jeremy Markowitz told YIMBY. The two buildings also share the same architect of record, Montroy Andersen DeMarco.

The property is currently a parking lot, and it last changed hands for $4,260,000 in February. It’s conveniently located only a few blocks in either direction from the 1 train at 157th Street and the C train 163rd, and just two blocks from the 20-block swath of public green space known as Harlem River Park.

Heritage is also building a 23-story tower with 108 units at 1399 Park Avenue, on the southern edge of Harlem.

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