HAP Investments made its mark on Manhattan building splashy rental buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights. Now, the firm is pushing forward with its first major downtown project, a two-building, 290,000-square-foot residential development on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. They’ve filed plans for the second 21-story building in the complex, at 225 West 28th Street.
The second tower will rise 210 feet into the air and hold 112 units—just like its twin next door at 215 West 28th. But it’ll be smaller than its predecessor, which is supposed to span 145,000 square feet. 215 will have 86,335 square feet of residential space and 4,566 square feet of ground floor retail. The typical unit will measure about 770 square feet. Since the development’s 224 units will be split between rentals and condos, YIMBY suspects this smaller building will be the rental one.
The basement of this building will have 48 parking spots, and the condo portion will bring the total number of parking spots up to 98.
Dubbed “HAP Eight,” the project will also offer typical luxury amenities, including a gym, pool, yoga studio, childcare center, and roof deck.
DXA Studio is designing the pair of buildings, after HAP scrapped a space age design from Karim Rashid and a glassy, stepped rendering from WASA/Studio A, which filed for bankruptcy last year. Even with the new look, the larger condo building will still cantilever over two five-story tenements—a structural decision that has been part of the plans for three years.
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