Renderings have been revealed in NY Yimby for Bruce Eichner’s new towers which will be the tallest in Harlem.
The gentrification of Harlem, or renewal depending on your point of view, continues as developers seek out the few remaining open areas left on Manhattan Island on which to build.
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Eichner’s The Continuum Company is currently building 1800 Park Avenue, the newest addition to its residential property portfolio, which will have two connecting towers which will rise to 325 feet in height and have 32 stories. 1800 Park is designed by ODA and will feature approximately 700 apartments and over 20, 000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.
Located along the popular shopping and dining corridor of 125th Street on the western side of Park Avenue, the development will provide over 200 feet of retail frontage which the company says will serve to further support the growth of Harlem’s new business development initiatives.
Its futuristic design shows a smaller tower sticking out at a 90 degree angle from a much wider one. The top ten floors of the smaller wing are recessed at the front allowing for many corner apartments that look like boxes. This allows for multiple views.
While not modular, the whole building looks like it was put together with pieces of Lego.
It will have 633, 700 square feet of residential space over 682 apartments, 20% of which are reserved for affordable housing under New York City’s 80/20 plan which gives tax incentives to developers who reserve 20% of their buildings’ units for below market rates.
There will also be 63, 200 square feet of commercial space.
Continuum will only offer 123 parking spaces there. It received a special variance from the city back in February which allowed it to offer much fewer than the minimum of 304 spaces required under New York’s zoning laws for such a large residential complex.
Eichner bought the vacant site from Vornado Realty Trust back in April of 2013 for $65 million.