Central Harlem is soon going to have one fewer vacant lot. Developer Rafael Santandreu hopes to build a nine-story, mixed-use building at the corner of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, next to the 135th Street stop on the B and C trains.
The eight-story, 64-unit mixed-use building under development by Harlen Housing Associates at 70 West 139th Street, in Harlem, has now topped out and is receiving its façade. YIMBY can bring you photos of the construction progress thanks to a tipster. The latest permits indicate the structure will encompass 68,857 square feet. The mixed-income project will feature a 1,878-square-foot community facility on the ground floor, followed by 64 condominiums averaging 836 square feet apiece. It was learned last year roughly two-third of the apartments, or 42, will receive some degree of affordable designation. Amenities include a 32-car underground garage, storage for 34 bikes, laundry facilities, private residential storage, an outdoor recreational space on the ground floor, and another “recreational room” on the ground floor (possibly a fitness center). Peter Franzese’s Greenwich Village-based design and engineering firm is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected late this year or early next year.
The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has filed plans to build a four-story building at 250 Broadhurst Avenue, at the corner of 155th Street and across the street from NYCHA’s Polo Grounds Towers.
A four-story, eight-unit residential building under construction at 173 Morningside Avenue, located between West 126th and 127th streets in Harlem, is now three stories above street level. The progress can be seen in a photo posted by Harlem+Bespoke. The structure will eventually measure 5,625 square feet and its residential units should average 562.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor of the structure will host two apartments. Floral Park, N.Y.-based property owner Tony Kohan is the developer, and Roslyn, N.Y.-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The project is rising on a 25-foot-wide, 1,875-square-foot plot which is able to accommodate, 7,500 square feet of residential development. In other words, once complete, the property will retain 3,000 square feet of air rights. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the design of a new four-story, single-family home to be constructed at 108 West 123rd Street in Manhattan. That’s on the south side of the block between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.