Construction is wrapping up on a 14-story, 159-unit mixed-use building at 203 Gramatan Avenue, in downtown Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County. It’s been dubbed La Port Apartments. All of the units, which range from studios to two-bedrooms, will be rented at below-market rates as affordable workforce housing, Westfair reported. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a media room, a lounge with a pantry, and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck. The base of the building will also host 20,000 square feet of retail space, of which Dollar Tree has already leased half. Atlantic Development Group, headed by Peter Fine, and Kenwood Equities are the developers, and GF55 Partners is the architect. After nine years in the development process, completion is expected in the next few months. Peter Fine is also planning a market-rate residential project next to La Porta Apartments, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Pelham, N.Y.-based MacQuesten Development is proposing to build a 20-story, 205-unit mixed-use building at 22 South West Street, in the West Mount Vernon section of Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County, a few blocks north of the Bronx border. The proposed tower would include a mix of below market-rate and market-rate rental apartments, in addition to 5,000 square feet of retail space, Westfair reported. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Urban Architecture is behind the design. The tower requires the property to be rezoned. The Mount Vernon City Council is currently debating the rezoning a 46-acre industrial section of the city within which the property falls. If the rezoning passes, the developer hopes to get the project itself approved and begin excavation later this year. A gas station has been removed from the site and remediation work is complete. The tower would be located right next to Metro-North Railroad’s Mt. Vernon West station.
Back in 2014, Diversified Realty Advisors and California-based SunCal closed on the purchase, for $39.5 million, of the 70-acre former General Motors factory site in Sleepy Hollow, located just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County. Now, the developers have held a groundbreaking ceremony for their mixed-use mega-development called Edge-on-Hudson, Westfair reports. The project will include 1,177 residential units (a mix of condos, townhouses, and rentals), a 140-key boutique hotel, 135,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 30,000 square feet of office space. Some of the units will rent at below-market rates to seniors and lower-income families. Sixteen acres will be made into parkland and a riverfront promenade.
Back in December of 2015, Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership proposed converting The Esplanade – the 15-story, 120-unit senior-exclusive residential building – at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains, into 212 unrestricted market-rate rental apartments. Now, the property owners have received approval from the White Plains Common Council, Westfair reports. The apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. The 251,000-square-foot building will also feature 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an additional 9,000 square feet of medical offices. Sullivan Architecture is designing the conversion. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with work lasting between 15 and 18 months, which means completion should happen in 2018 or 2019. There are 16 people still residing in the building.
Back in the summer of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the 10-story, 103-unit all-affordable residential building at 300 Quarropas Street, located at the corner of South Lexington Avenue in White Plains. Westfair now reports construction has wrapped up on the 121,000-square-foot project, dubbed the Prelude. The White Plains Housing Authority and Jonathan Rose Companies are developing, and Dattner Architects is the design architect. The new building was built on the site of the five-building, 450-unit Brookfield Commons housing complex and also serves as the new home of the White Plains Education and Training Center. The community center measure 13,500 square feet and is open to all residents in Brookfield Commons. Sometime in the future, the city is expected to replace more of the tower-in-the-park buildings with mixed-use, all-affordable residential ones.