In December of 2014, YIMBY revealed Cornell Realty Management’s plans for a 17-story, 180-key hotel at 245-247 West 34th Street, in Midtown’s Garment District. Those plans have since been discarded, as Cornell and Chetrit Group have divided up their 34th Street assemblage into two separate ownerships. Earlier this year, Cornell announced plans to build a four-story retail complex at 257-263 West 34th Street, and now Chetrit has filed applications for a 32-story, 300-key hotel building at 243-255 West 34th Street. The new building will encompass 155,594 square feet, of which 122,426 square feet will be used as commercial space.
Retail space will take up significant portions of the ground and second floors, as well as the first below-grade cellar level. Floors three through 30 will contain the hotel, although actual hotel rooms begin on the ninth floor. The hotel’s bottom five floors will feature a fitness center, a library, an outdoor pool, a terrace, meeting rooms, storage rooms, administrative offices, and a restaurant.
Stonehill & Taylor Architects is the architect of record.
Five buildings must first be demolished: the six-story structure at no. 255, the three-story building at no. 251, the eight-story building at no. 249, and unrecognizable low-rise structures at nos. 247 and 243. Some demolition permits have already been filed. The Real Deal was the first to report on the filings.
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