The New Rochelle Planning Board has unanimously approved a multi-phase residential development in the city’s downtown. The scope of work includes a partial demolition at 255 Huguenot Street to make way for a 24-story building and a subdivision of the existing lot to create a new public through street to be named Sherwood Place.
As originally reported by Westchester County Business Journal, the official address of the structure will be 2 Sherwood Place. The application for development was submitted by 255 Huguenot Owner LLC. Boston-based developer DSF Group is the current owner of the “La Rochelle” apartment building at 255 Huguenot Street that will be partially leveled.
Designed by SK+I Architecture, the structure will comprise 301 residential units, parking accommodations for 300 vehicles on the building’s lower levels, and ground floor retail, in addition to an unspecified assortment of residential amenities.
The New Rochelle Planning Board voted unanimously in support of the new property, which was sold as a catalyst in the evolution of the city to become a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly urban center.
New renderings of the project depict a metal mesh façade on the lower-level parking areas that transitions into a cementitious black and gray material. Beyond these preliminary illustrations, the developer has not released a timeline of construction.