550 Washington Street

550 Washington Street

First Look At Options for Redevelopment of 550 Washington Street, Hudson Square

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that 550 Washington Street would soon traverse ULURP as its owners, Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group, want to redevelop the existing building in exchange for air rights from the failing Pier 40, which would also be saved. And now YIMBY has the first look at massing diagrams of the proposed plans, which reflect both the as-of-right redevelopment option, as well as what the site would look like if the ULURP application is approved.

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550 Washington Street

Developer Buys Out Large Stake In 550 Washington Street, Hudson Square

In May of 2014, YIMBY brought you renderings of TEN Arquitectos’ conceptual plans for the St. Johns Terminal building at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. At the time, multiple owners complicated the redevelopment of the 1.1-million square-foot structure, which has 280,000 square feet of air rights, but now Westbrook Partners has bought out Fortress Investment Group’s ownership stake for more than $200 million, according to Crain’s. Atlas Capital Group, who tried to acquire additional air rights from Pier 40 last year, will retain their minority stake. Plans include a new residential tower, which may be built ground-up or as a conversion/expansion, but city approval is required before construction can begin.



Hotel 550 Washington Street

Vision: Hotel 550 Washington Street

While Pier 40 continues to sink into the Hudson River, renderings have surfaced over at TEN Arquitectos depicting the possibility of re-developing the St. John’s Terminal Building with a rooftop hotel. Curbed recently discussed the site’s potential, though plans…

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