Construction has passed the halfway mark at 517 West 29th Street, a ten-story, 135-foot-tall condominium project in Chelsea. Developed by Churchill Real Estate Holdings and designed by Ben Hanson Architect with Rand Engineering and Architecture as the architect of record, the building will yield 56,160 square feet with 60 residential units and nine private outdoor parking spaces.
517 West 29th Street
Work has reached street level at 517 West 29th Street, a ten-story, 135-foot-tall condominium project in Chelsea. Designed by Ben Hanson Architect, with Rand Engineering and Architecture as the architect of record, and developed by Churchill Real Estate Holdings, the project will yield 56,160 square feet and 60 residential units, with nine outdoor parking spaces.
Demolition Permits have been filed for 517, 519, and 523 West 29 Street, in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The site is just blocks away from Hudson Yards. This comes over a year after reports broke that developer Six Sigma paid a pricey $800 per buildable foot for 4,900 square feet of air rights to add to the project. The $3.92 million purchase allows the developer to add another floor to the top of the structure, which can be expected to sell for quite a sum. Six Sigma purchased the actual property for $54.75 million.
Developer Six Sigma has acquired, for $3.92 million, 4,900 square feet of High Line Transfer Corridor air rights for its planned 10-story, 61-unit condominium project at 517 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. The development rights will be used to build larger and taller, the New York Post reported. Not including the recently-acquired air rights, the 9,875-square-foot site can accommodate up to 74,260 square feet of residential space, plus an additional 24,490 square feet of commercial or community space. Plans have not been filed with the Buildings Department, although demolition permits were filed in August for the existing six-story warehouse. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
Back in October of 2015, Six Sigma was in contract to buy the six-story, 55,000-square-foot commercial building at 517-523 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, for $54 million. The developer has since closed on the purchase and has now filed exploratory applications with the Attorney General’s office to gauge the demand for a potential condominium project, The Real Deal reports. Although details are sparse, the project would include 61 condominium units and ground-floor retail space. It’s not clear if the existing building would be demolished for a new one, although the site can accommodate up to 74,000 square feet of development potential (which means it currently has 19,000 square feet of air rights). Nothing has been filed yet with the Department of Buildings.