Normally when YIMBY sees filings for single-family homes in Manhattan, they’re in the borough’s toniest neighborhoods—the Upper East Side, Tribeca, Gramercy. But today we noticed plans for three new townhouses in Hudson Heights, a slice of Washington Heights that borders Inwood.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.
Caerus Group is reportedly partnering with an undisclosed university to build an eight-story, 150-dorm-unit mixed-use building at 206-212 Wadsworth Avenue, in northern Washington Heights, three blocks from the 181st Street stop on the 1 train. The building will measure 105,000 square feet, and a Baptist church is planning to relocate to space on the ground floor. The existing three-story church will be demolished. If the university and developer can’t reach a deal, 80 residential units are planned, according to The Real Deal.
BLDG Management is marketing 701 West 181st Street in northern Washington Heights as a development site, according to DNAinfo. The building once housed Manhattan’s oldest operating movie theater, which shuttered in 2011, and has since been filled with small retail tenants. The property allows for a 70,000 square-foot commercial building. Zelnik & Company Real Estate is marketing the site.
Chet Simunovich’s Eastern Allied Construction Co. has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building on the 16-foot-wide vacant lot at 558 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. The building will measure 5,462 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging 780 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the NYC HDP demolished the property’s three-story predecessor in 2013.