Construction is up to the third floor on the nine-story, 142,554-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 540 West 26th Street, in West Chelsea. The latest photos can be seen on the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 142,554 square feet and rise 135 feet above street level. The developers have already pre-leased 85,421 square feet across portions of the ground through fifth floors to Avenues: The World School, a private school. The sixth through ninth floors will contain office space and the ground floor will feature an art gallery space. The real estate fund Savanna and the Silvermintz family are developing the building, while Morris Adjmi Architects is designing it. Completion is expected in 2017.
540 West 26th Street
In August of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Savanna Fund’s planned nine-story, 166,525 square-foot commercial building at 540 West 26th Street, in West Chelsea, and now the developer has secured $115 million in construction financing from Deutsche Bank, according to Commercial Observer. The building is expected to include a variety of tenants, and Avenues: The World School has already committed to leasing 85,421 square feet. Demolition of the old two-story building is complete, and excavation is expected to begin in October, with completion slated for 2017. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing.
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