The first renderings have been released for a two-tower, mixed-use development at 11 Lawton Street in New Rochelle. YIMBY reported the permit filing in June for what will be the city’s first skyscraper. This project includes a 605-foot-tall, 48-story tower with approximately 600 residential units split between rentals and condominiums and a secondary 23-story tower that will contain a 190-room hotel.
Plans call for the repurposing of the old National City Bank of New Rochelle building as the podium of the hotel, located on the corner of Main and Lawton Streets. Although the renderings are low-quality screenshots, it is evident that the double-height arch windows of the former bank will make for a light-filled restaurant space and retail area at the base of the secondary tower. Adjacent to the redeveloped structure will be a 621-space parking garage that spans the podium level and below-ground stories. Enclosed in a floor-to-ceiling glass façade above are 596 residential units, with 453 rentals and 143 for sale.
This surge of development is a result of New Rochelle’s plan to revitalize its downtown by bringing in more that 5,500 residences along with retail and office space to the area.