The White Plains Common Council recently approved the construction of a new 296-unit apartment complex near the city’s northwestern border. The complex is the latest project from BRP Companies, a Manhattan-based developer, and will occupy a 2.44-acre lot assemblage.
While the assemblage comprises over one dozen lots, the two buildings within the complex are referred to as Building A at 20 Harlem Avenue and Building B at 27 Holland Avenue. Designed by Perkins Eastman, each building will feature a red and gray brick façade, industrial-style windows, and recessed balconies for select residences.
As first reported by local news outlet Westfair Communications, the residential program will include 59 studio apartments, 148 one-bedroom units, and 89 two-bedroom units, spread across two distinct buildings. All of the apartments will be marketed as rental units. Future occupants will have access to a fitness center, bike storage, a communal lounge, and landscaped outdoor areas.
The development will also include a new 15,000-square-foot public park, around 1,000 square feet of lower-level retail, and 216 parking spaces.
The transit-oriented property is located several blocks away from the North White Plains train station on the Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line, making it an attractive draw for commuters.
“In terms of the White Plains project, I think its proximity to the Metro-North train station was the primary factor in our interest as a company in doing that deal,” said Rashid Walker, BRP Companies’ managing director of acquisitions, in a statement published by Westfield. “The ability to get to Manhattan in 35 minutes on Metro-North was the primary driver in our decision to pursue this deal.”
At this stage of development, a construction timeline has not been released to the public.