Marin Architects has revealed potential plans to expand and convert a century-old commercial building located in a buzzing corner of Washington Heights, Manhattan. Formerly known as the Jumel Building, the structure was originally completed in 1911 by famed American entrepreneur Frank W. Woolworth.
Located at 2050 Amsterdam Avenue, the property is positioned on a wedge-shaped lot at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue, and 162nd Street. The two-story building is currently occupied by a Rite Aid and a furniture store and includes an entrance to the 163rd Street C line subway station.
The expansion would increase the existing structure from two to seven stories and covert its usage from commercial-only to both residential and retail function. Upon completion, the structure would contain 149,000 square feet.
In an effort to blend with the surrounding residential neighborhood, the building’s facade incorporates red brick, cast stone cornice, and cast-iron railed balconies.
Additional details on the development are sparse. As of today, the developer, timeline, and even permits have not been made public.