YIMBY recently went on a site tour of 505 West 43rd Street, aka Charlie West. The pair of 16-story buildings are being designed by ODA Architecture and developed by Mi&Co. The interiors are being designed by Escobar Design by Lemay, while exclusive sales and marketing of the 131 units are being led by Reuveni Real Estate. Homes will range from studios to three-bedrooms along with penthouses that will come with three to four bedrooms. Closings at the Midtown West property are imminently expected.
The scaffolding that had obscured 400 West 57th Street for years has finally been removed, exposing its ornamental masonry walls and arched windows. Once called the Windermere, the property has had a long and complex history, standing both as an architectural gem for the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen and as a crumbling and almost-abandoned relic. The eight-story structure, which is located at the corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue, suffered decades of neglect, deterioration, and attracted a large number of homeless squatters in the past. The façade was covered up with blue scaffolding and netting, and the building’s fate was unknown for some time after the disappearance of its owners, who reportedly left the country for Japan. The redevelopment was an arduous process, due to political drama and the task of getting the handful of remaining tenants to vacate the structure.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development has announced the construction of two affordable housing projects in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Together, the 100% affordable housing developments will create more than 250 homes for low-income families and the formerly homeless.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 435 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, the interior development site is directly across from the Clinton Community Garden. Hell’s Kitchen Park is steps away, on the corner of 9th Avenue and West 48th Street. Nearby transit access is provided courtesy of the 50th Street subway station and the C and E trains, at 8th Avenue. Dharshyni Peries of LLS Number 1 LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been pre-filed for a new seven-story residential building at 443 West 54th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Manwei You will be responsible for the development. According to reports from The Real Deal dated from May of 2017, Manwei purchased the development for $23 million, and publicized a teaser design for the curtain wall building. While the image quality is low, it is still informative for how the scheme will fit in with surrounding neighbors.