With the Hudson Yards and Manhattan West mega developments in Midtown dominating the news, it is easy to forget one sizable project just a block away. Hudson Commons is a major transformation of an eight-story warehouse built in 1962. An additional 17 floors will be added atop the black masonry-clad tower, bringing 700,000 square feet of new office space to the neighborhood. Cove Property and Baupost Group are responsible for the development.
Today, YIMBY haS new renderings for the site thanks to the start of retail leasing. Led by Winick Realty, the shops depicted are for illustrative purposes only, however the wrap-around curtain wall with a bold line along the base and top is a nice reference to the original 60’s-dated structure.
A total of seven different retail spaces could be included, though any new tenant could decide to merge different rooms.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for the design.
Construction started at the beginning of the year, with the goal of moving in office tenants before the end of 2019.