Earlier this fall, YIMBY checked in on the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street as it was just climbing above street level, at West 81st Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side. New renderings for the project have since appeared, giving a substantially better view of what the classically-minded new development will look like, and the pace of construction has also picked up, as per the latest photos from Chused.
Alchemy Properties and The Carlyle Group are the developers behind the project, which will eventually stand 18 floors and 209 feet to its rooftop. Within the next week or two, the building should reach the half-way point in its rise, and with progress already beginning to tower over Zabar’s on the block’s southern side, the building has been flying upwards at over a floor per week since rising above ground.
The project’s 31 condominiums will span 83,600 square feet of residential space, averaging a whopping 2,700 square feet apiece. There will be another 16,000 square feet of commercial-retail space between the cellar, ground, and second floors, further activating a block already greatly enlivened by the presence of Zabar’s.
The cellar of the project will also have space for 32 bicycles, tenant storage, a laundry room, music room, children’s playroom, and basketball court, rounding out the impressively-sized condominiums with a substantial roster of included amenities.
Completion is expected by 2019, and with the current pace of construction, topping-out should occur within the next two to three months.