YIMBY has reported extensively on the residential development coming to 221 West 28th Street, with our initial reveal for the project depicting a design by ME Architect. That was sacrificed for an iteration by Karim Rashid, which was then tossed for a version by DXA Architecture, which subsequently evolved into the building’s latest format.
HAP Investments made its mark on Manhattan building splashy rental buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights. Now, the firm is pushing forward with its first major downtown project, a two-building, 290,000-square-foot residential development on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. They’ve filed plans for the second 21-story building in the complex, at 225 West 28th Street.
Back in August and December of 2014, YIMBY revealed two different conceptual designs for a planned mixed-use development at 500 Summit Avenue, in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. HAP Investments has recently closed on the acquisition of the site for $26.6 million, despite false reports that the developer purchased the property in 2014, Commercial Observer reported. It was also revealed that CetraRuddy will be responsible for the design, the same firm that produced the conceptual renderings YIMBY released in 2014. Planned is a 42-story, 800-unit tower with 30,000 square feet of retail space. The entire building will encompass 916,955 square feet, and the residential units, which will be rentals, should average 981 square feet apiece. There will be a 100-car parking garage. The 80,000-square-foot site consists of a parking lot and two dilapidated, two-story residential buildings.
Last month, we presented an updated design for a residential complex developed by HAP Investments and designed by DXA Architects. The two-building project would span an unusual site at 215-219 and 223-227 West 28th Street, split by a tenement in between. Our latest visit reveals that the plot for the east building at number 215, which would feature some of the city’s most striking cantilevers, appears ready for construction prep. Demolition has not yet started for its counterpart at number 223.
In November 2013, YIMBY revealed renderings for the ME Architect-designed 21-story residential building at 215 West 28th Street, in Chelsea. Then in January 2015, we revealed renderings of an alternate design by Karim Rashid. Now, HAP Investments is moving forward with a two-building development designed by DXA Architects, which was first revealed by Curbed NY. The entire complex will measure 290,000 square feet, although filings have only been submitted for the building at 215-219 West 28th Street (and it will also cantilever over the existing tenement buildings at 213 and 221 West 28th Street). Filings detail a 183,293-square-foot building with 112 residential units and 8,202 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The other building, to rise at 223-227 West 28th Street, is not filed yet, but should measure around 100,000 square feet.