YIMBY previously reported that construction began on the through-block project spanning from 527 West 27th Street to 520 West 28th Street back in January, and we followed up with a partial reveal from the construction documents later that month. Now we have the full renderings for the building, dubbed Jardim, which is being designed by Isay Weinfeld. Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group are developing the project, and Pizzarotti IBC is the builder.
The project will have 36 condominiums in total, averaging 2,500 square feet apiece. The development will be split between two different buildings, one fronting 27th Street and the other 28th Street, and it seems the design’s theme will hinge on a literal interpretation of “concrete jungle,” although a portion of the 27th Street-facing building also appears to be clad in brick.
Most of the exterior will feature a cast-concrete facade, interspersed with varying amounts of greenery. The roof will be particularly lush, and the balconies are also replete with hanging plants.
Both 27th and 28th Streets have seen rapid changes over the past few years, and the largest recent development on the block is the AVA High Line, which injected several hundred market-rate rentals into the neighborhood. The Hudson Yards towers are also rising above 30th Street, and the scale of new buildings becomes dramatically larger immediately above 29th Street.
The project’s builder and architect have worked together previously, and per a statement from Pizzarotti IBC:
This is the second collaboration between Pizzarotti and Isay Weinfeld. The first project was La Petite Afrique. FPMC (Fine Properties Monte Carlo – Pizzarotti Group and the Casiraghi family) are currently building and developing La Petite Afrique and held an international architectural competition, and selected world famous Isay Weinfeld to design the spectacular Monte Carlo project.
As for Jardim, completion is expected by the end of 2016, and sales are starting this year.