Back in August of 2015, the two-towered, 707-unit mixed-use development proposed at 60 South Broadway, in White Plains (in Westchester County), was making its way through the approval process. After nearly three years since the project was made public, the White Plains Common Council has unanimously approved the 858,000 square-foot project, Westfair reports. Two 24-story residential towers will sit atop a common 93,840 square-foot commercial base featuring retail and restaurant space. The residential units above will be rental apartments, 43 of which will be rented at affordable rates. There will also be roughly 30,000 square feet of outdoor public space. Finally, a four-story, 1,000-car parking garage will be built entirely underground. Westchester Pavilion, the largely vacant single-story retail complex, must first be demolished. Perkins Eastman is designing, and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. and a branch of Miami-based Lennar Corporation are the developers.
The owners of Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences – a 14-story, 120-resident senior-exclusive building located at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains – have proposed converting the property into regular rental apartments, according to Westfair. The conversion would shrink the 1965-built structure to 251,000 square feet, and in addition to 212 rental units, it would have 9,000 and 6,750 square feet of medical offices and restaurant space, respectively. The project would displace its current residents and is now under review by the city’s Common Council. Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership is developing and Sullivan Architecture is designing.
A branch of the Miami-based Lennar Corporation is proposing a twin-towered, 858,000 square-foot mixed-use development at 60 South Broadway, in White Plains, and according to Westfair, the plan has been sent to the Common Council after recently clearing the Planning Board. The base podium will contain amenity space and 95,000 square feet of retail, and above, two 24-story towers will have 707 rental units, 71 of which will be let at below-market rates. Perkins Eastman is designing, and construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016.
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