A 21-story building has risen above ground level at 221 West 29th Street, on the northern fringe of Chelsea. The 210-foot-tall building, situated between Seventh and Eighth avenues, two blocks south of Penn Station, is slated to contain 95 rental units, 19 of which are scheduled to be affordable. The project is developed by CBSK Ironstate, the group consisting of SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate Development. The architecture firm Goldstein, Hill & West is responsible for the design that draws inspiration from its pre-war context. CM & Associates Construction Management, LLC, abbreviated as CMA, was contracted for pre-construction design consultation and construction management.
Back in March of 2015, CB Developers, SK Development, and Ironstate Development acquired, for $25.2 million, the three five-story tenement buildings at 587-591 Third Avenue, located between East 38th and 39th streets in Murray Hill. Around that time, the developers filed applications for a 20-story, 74-unit mixed-use building at the site. Now, the team has submitted preliminary applications (called CPS-1 documents, which are associated with marketing) with the state Attorney General’s office for a condominium project, according to The Real Deal. Filings with the Buildings Department describe a 96,166-square-foot building in the works. It will have 4,231 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels, and its residential units should average 972 square feet apiece. Edgar L. Rawlings’ Lower East Side-based Rawlings Architects is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed for the existing tenements back in 2014.
Ironstate shelled out $150 million last year for a 49-year lease at 363 Lafayette Street in NoHo, right in the heart of New York University’s territory. Now, they’re planning a nine-story office building on the site between Great Jones and Bond streets.
Ironstate is slowly building the first phase of its big project on Staten Island’s North Shore, which will bring 571 apartments to the former Homeport naval base in Stapleton. Now the firm has filed plans for the second phase of the development, called URL Staten Island, at 5 Hudson View Loop.
Last week, YIMBY reported on the topping-out of the 69-story, 763-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 200 Greene Street, in Jersey City’s waterfront district, and now we can share photos of the view from the top of the 713-foot-tall tower. Dubbed URL Harborside, two more towers are planned, which will bring the site’s total number of apartments to 2,358. The first building will open for leasing at the end of 2016, according to developers Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Ironstate Development Company.