In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 12-story, 49-unit mixed-use building at 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, in Harlem, located on Central Park’s northwestern corner. Later that year, renderings went up on-site, and since then an eight-story structure has risen, per photos snapped by Tectonic. The curved, FXFOWLE-designed building will eventually measure a total 87,582 square feet. Within that area, 3,507 square feet of ground-floor retail space is expected, as well as 8,370 square feet of community space located on the ground and second floors. Artimus Construction is the developer and completion is expected in 2017.
Maxwell Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 20-unit mixed-use building at 225 West 140th Street, in northern Harlem, just north of Strivers’ Row. The project will measure 21,515 square feet in total and includes 2,561 square feet of medical facilities on the ground and basement levels. The residential units will average 948 square feet apiece and could either be rentals or condos. Suzanna Tharian’s NoHo-based STAT Architecture is the architect of record. The site’s five-story predecessor was demolished back in 1997.
Central Harlem hasn’t seen quite as much development as the area southeast of 125th Street, but developers have finally started paying attention to the quiet and transit-rich blocks next to the City College campus. The latest project headed to the neighborhood is an 11-story residential building at 308 West 133rd Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an eight-story, 134-unit mixed-use building at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in Harlem, and then we brought you renderings of a redevelopment proposal that would have saved the dilapidating Harlem Renaissance Ballroom from demolition. Since then, the ballroom has been demolished, and now developer BRP Companies has landed a $53.2 million loan to build the project, according to Commercial Observer. Construction is reportedly underway, with completion expected in 2017.
B Plus Realty has filed permits to construct a new apartment building on a vacant lot at 2171 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. That’s between 117th and 118th Streets. The eight-story, 85-foot-tall building would have 13,832 square feet. Residential square footage would be 12,556 square feet for 14 units, meaning they would average about 897 square feet. There would be two apartments each on floors two through eight. The cellar would contain laundry, plus parking for seven bicycles. The first floor would contain 1,276 square feet of retail. Architect Raul Cabato is the applicant of record.