The Upper West Side doesn’t often see major new residential developments, especially of the affordable variety, which is why HPD’s plans for 145 West 108th Street, on behalf of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, are somewhat surprising. Dattner Architects will be designing, and today, YIMBY has the first images of what the two-building project will look like.
Upper West Side
While the Upper West Side rarely sees new developments, a few blocks in the upper 70s and lower 80s have recently sprouted several modestly-sized but impeccably-designed towers. Now, another is in the works, as Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group’s 18-story condominium project at 250 West 81st Street has risen above ground. The building will be yet another attractive, masonry-clad high-rise designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
YIMBY revealed initial renderings of Simon Baron Development’s 269 West 87th Street back in September of 2015, before the latest image for the project was posted back in February. Now, construction is finally making headway at the site, which is about six floors out of the ground, per the latest photos from Tectonic.
The southwestern blocks of the Upper West Side have been in a state of constant flux over the past few years, with several major developments either wrapping up or breaking ground across the last wide-open spaces remaining in the neighborhood. Perhaps the largest project within this area is GID Development’s Waterline Square, formerly known as Riverside Center, where construction on three new buildings is now pushing upwards and into the skyline.
The Naftali Group has been working on several substantial new developments over the past few years, and two of the more prominent buildings are almost across the street from each other, at 210 West 77th Street, and at 221 West 77th Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side. YIMBY caught up with Miki Naftali at 210 West 77th Street to discuss how the firm’s other projects are coming along, how they managed to acquire two development sites that avoid the red tape that chokes so much of the Upper West Side, and the state of the market in general.