Permits Filed for 56 West 125th Street, Harlem, Manhattan

56 West 125th Street, via Google Maps56 West 125th Street, via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a substantial 17-story mixed-use high-rise at 56 West 125th Street, in Harlem, Manhattan. The site is half a block from the 2 and 3 trains, and three blocks from the 125th Street train station serviced by Metro North. This is one of several substantial new buildings filed for the neighborhood, showing the economic revitalization of Harlem is far from over. The Jay Group is responsible for the development.

The 160-foot tall structure will yield 139,200 square feet, with 100,930 square feet dedicated to residential use and 12,410 square feet for ground floor commercial retail use. 141 apartments will be created, averaging 716 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. Residents will benefit from a lobby, parking for 71 bicycles, storage space, and three recreational spaces on the second floor.

JFA will be responsible for the design.

56 West 125th Street, via Google

56 West 125th Street, via Google Maps

Demolition permits for the existing four-story structures were filed in May 2018. The estimated completion date has not been announced.

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7 Comments on "Permits Filed for 56 West 125th Street, Harlem, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: With you Andrew Nelson recorded as a reporter. I want to say thank you. (Hello YIMBY)

  2. Where are they going to park? New apt.bldgs shd be required to bld garages or forbid tenants to bring cars.harlem has gone from low density neighborhood to high w/o accompanying infrastructures and the new rents are too high for indigenous residents.

    • Who exactly is an “indigenous” tenant? If that you mean original then where does one start? With the Manhattans, the Lenape, the Jews, the Italians? If you mean Blacks/African-Americans they moved in real numbers only around 1930, less than 100 years ago. I do agree that rents are high but that is the consequence of better quality homes and public safety having improved dramatically. The city needs to focus on building many more affordable housing units to offset rent increases.

    • It’s basically on top of an express train stop. How many cars do you really think these residents are going to bring?

  3. Chris Turnbull | July 8, 2018 at 7:21 am | Reply

    How many affordable apartments will there be for the Black people who have lived in and around that neighborhood for years.

  4. This building has been abandoned for years; I am happy to see something happening on this site. However I do have my share of concerns. I feel like some rezoning is required as this will be one of the few buildings in the Harlem area that reach this height (17 stories). I am curious to see what number of units will be set aside for affordable housing. I am not that concerned with parking. I believe new construction should take that into consideration, but there are a number of public transportation options in this area, with the 2/3 train at the end of the block, the 4/5/6 a few avenues over to the east and the A/C/B/D a few avenues over to the west with plenty of bus options running cross town on 125th.

  5. I was in the neighborhood for 30 years and it is sad that I can not afford a nice apartment and I am a city worker all these buildings going up and they don’t want Africa America’s in them that why the rent is so high that’s sad I live in Harlem all my life and CANT get a nice apartment

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