New Look for ODA-Designed 251 West 14th Street

251 West 14th Street251 West 14th Street, image by ODA

Back in January, the Daily News posted the first rendering for a new cantilevering project coming to 251 West 14th Street, in West Chelsea. Now, we have an updated look at the building, which is being designed by ODA and developed by B+B Capital.

The structure will be relatively small, and the assemblage allows for a building measuring 24,000 square feet. Condominiums are currently envisioned, with 11 floor-through units planned.

Cantilevers are becoming typical among the larger towers in New York City, but their application when it comes to smaller-scale construction is significantly more limited. Still, restrictive zoning and exorbitant land prices along the 14th Street corridor mean that developers are now being forced to create ever-more elaborate plans.

This block in particular is booming, and other projects are in the works at both 245 and 209 West 14th Street, and YIMBY revealed the latter building earlier this week.

As for 251 West 14th Street, new building applications were filed last September. Given they have yet to be approved, having been denied in late May, it may be that the ODA plans were only created to avoid the new zoning code, should the developers be looking to flip the site. Either way, the lot’s eventual redevelopment will be a net positive for the area, though the allowed scope should be significantly larger.


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