West 28th Street has been one of the hottest streets in Chelsea’s ongoing development boom for several years. With several buildings by Gene Kaufman already completed along the stretch, the former Flower District is about to see yet another new hotel open, this time, at 105 West 28th Street. The latest photos by JC_Heights show the tower has now passed the halfway point to its 35-story and 410-foot pinnacle.
Most of the hotels coming to Chelsea are on the larger side of things, but today, YIMBY has the reveal for a smaller project that is in the works for 20 West 15th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues on the southern edge of the neighborhood. YIMBY first reported on the site when applications were filed back in August of 2014, when we asked when the hotel madness overtaking the area would stop (three years later, it rages unchecked).
As the blocks surrounding The High Line continue to see plans made for one new development after another, a block-spanning site stretching from 527 West 27th Street to 528 West 28th Street is closing in on completion. Named “Jardim,” the project is being designed by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, and today, YIMBY has a look at the north building, which has now topped-out.
Chelsea’s hotel boom has been gobbling up whatever under-built properties remain in the neighborhood, and now that is happening at 140 West 24th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, where new building applications were filed yesterday. Sam Chang is developing a new 45-story and 416-foot-tall tower on the property, which is naturally going to be designed by neighborhood go-to, Gene Kaufman.
New building applications have been filed for a 14-story building at 128 West 26th Street, on the eastern edge of Chelsea. The structure will contain 2,047 square feet of retail space on the ground level, topped by 22,449 square feet of residential up above. The latter component will be divided between 13 units, or one per floor, with the average size of over 1,700 square feet indicative of condominiums. Panagiotis Vikatos is listed as the architect, and Gary Vinbaytel of 126 West 26th Street LLC is the developer.