The New York City Department of Buildings recently approved applications to construct a new 30-story mixed-use property at 3875 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. The development is located at the waterfront edge of Inwood and will create over 600 units of affordable and middle-income housing, roughly 62,000 square feet of retail space positioned on the lower levels, and 122 parking spaces.
Designed by Aufgang Architects, the building will comprise approximately 544,000 square feet and top out at 295 feet. The façade includes a mix of red and gray cladding, a typical punched window system, and full-height glass walls at the first and second floors where the retail component is positioned.
The massing gradually sets back above the tenth, 12th, and 17th floors. Renderings do not clearly illustrate how the open spaces above these floors will be activated, but a mix of private and communal terraces is most likely.
Jorge Madruga, founder and managing principal of Maddd Equities, is listed as owner of the building on permit applications filed with the Department of Buildings. Joy Construction will serve as general contractor. Construction is not expected to break ground until funding and incentives are secured from city agencies.