Construction is rising on 201-207 Seventh Avenue, a nine-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Amie Gross Architects and developed by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development under the Chelsea HDFC, the 85-foot-tall structure will span 30,859 square feet and yield 26 affordable co-op units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, as well as 1,828 square feet of retail space divided among three tenants. A.A.D. Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 170 West 22nd Street and located at the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 22nd Street.
Vertical progress has unfolded quickly since YIMBY’s last update in mid-November, when crews were still constructing the foundations below grade. Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure standing four stories above street level with wooden formwork aiding in the settling of the latest levels. Given its modest height, it’s possible that 201-207 Seventh Avenue could top out before the end of winter.
The Google Street View image below shows the four dilapidated low-rise buildings that formerly occupied the plot.
The main rendering depicts the façade composed of beige and red brick surrounding a grid of large rectangular windows, with decorative touches including spandrels, stone banding, and cornices. A setback above the seventh floor is topped with a landscaped terrace, and the eighth and ninth stories feature a multifaceted structural massing leading to a flat roof parapet. The use of traditional materials allows 201-207 Seventh Avenue to blend with the surrounding prewar aesthetic of the neighborhood.
Residential amenities for the property will include a rear outdoor courtyard, a rooftop garden, a cellar level, and a recreation room. It was previously reported that five units will be reserved for residents of the demolished buildings, with the rest of the inventory dedicated to residents earning 160 percent of the area median income. The site is close to the 23rd Street subway station, servicing the local 1 train.
201-207 Seventh Avenue’s anticipated completion date is slated for June of 2025, as noted on site.