In January, YIMBY brought you an update on the planned 10-story, 64-unit residential addition atop the existing six-story, 144-unit rental building at 707-711 West End Avenue, between West 94th and 95th Streets, on the Upper West Side. Now, Curbed has the first official rendering that shows a glimpse of the top of the structure. The project, dubbed the Haswell, will add 155,420 square feet of residential space to the property. Condominium units should average a spacious 1,905 square feet apiece, and amenities will include private and communal outdoor spaces, a reading room, and a renovated lobby. The existing, largely rent-stabilized, building will also get extensive renovations, including new windows, and will have access to 5,000 square feet of new outdoor space on the second floor. SJP Properties and P2B Ventures are the developers and PBDW Architects is designing. Completion is expected in early 2018.
Last October, SJP Properties and the U.S. branch of Tokyo-based Mitsui Fudosan entered into a contract to buy 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 5,000 square-foot plot currently occupied a vacant synagogue and located between West 69th and 70th streets on the Upper West Side. Commercial Observer reports the sale has since closed, along with $160 million in financing to fund the acquisition. The team of developers have been planning a high-rise condominium tower for the site, which can boast roughly 400,000 square feet of development rights. The latest plans call for a 51-story, 112-unit residential building, although retail space will also probably be included on the ground floor. Neither demolition permits for the existing structure and nor new building applications have yet been filed.
When two developers decided to build 10 stories of condos on top of an occupied, rent-stabilized apartment building at 711 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side, tenants were predictably upset. To appease the renters, many of whom have lived there for decades, the landlords plan to renovate and add new amenities to the seven-story brick building between 94th and 95th Streets.
This past summer, mysterious soil and bedrock tests were conducted at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, between 69th and 70th Streets on the Upper West Side, and now SJP Properties, partnered with Japan-based Mitsui Fudosan, is in contract to purchase the property for nearly $300 million. The site has nearly 400,000 square feet of air rights, and the developers plan to build a 55-story condominium tower, which could reportedly be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. An existing former religious structure must first be demolished.