First Look at 142 West 19th Street, Chelsea Condos

142 West 19th Street, rendering via Urban Standard Development142 West 19th Street, rendering via Urban Standard Development

A four-story tenement on West 19th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues will meet the wrecking ball for condos, and we have a glimpse of the new building that will replace it.

Urban Standard Development filed plans yesterday for a 100-foot-tall residential project at 142 West 19th Street. The 26-foot-wide building will host only nine apartments, and they’ll be divided across 16,228 square feet of residential space.

Average units will measure an impressive 1,800 square feet. The apartments will include a three-bedroom duplex spread between the cellar and the first floor, five floor-through units, and a penthouse duplex with a private roof deck, according to the developer’s website.

The building will be made of poured-in-place concrete and feature a landscaped rear yard and a rooftop with an outdoor kitchen.

Martin Kapell’s Think Architecture and Design applied for the permits. The Downtown Brooklyn-based firm has worked on several interesting projects, including a 165-unit rental in Crown Heights, Pratt’s five-year-old academic building in Clinton Hill, and a passive house rental building for low-income seniors in Corona.

The property’s current occupant is an “old law tenement” constructed in the late 19th century. The slightly larger building next door still maintains the “dumbbell shape” that’s characteristic of these tenements. They came about thanks to the Tenement House Act of 1879, which required all habitable rooms to have a window facing an air shaft or the street. Demolition plans have already been filed to knock down the aging structure.

142 West 19th Street, image via Google Maps

142 West 19th Street, image via Google Maps

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