Existing three-story building at the site occupied by the Catholic Medical Mission Board
**UPDATE 10/10/2014: We’ve been informed that the Spector Group is no longer involved in this project. Beyer Blinder Belle has taken over the design. We will provide new renderings of the project when available.
A new 16-story residential sliver tower will squeeze its way skyward from a narrow lot at 10 West 17th Street, situated just a block from foodie-hub Union Square in the Ladies’ Mile Historical District. Permits filed with the NYC Department of Buildings call for a 47,000-square-foot residential building with 15 units. The architect of record is Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, a firm well adept in crafting developments in historically sensitive locations and navigating the city’s Landmark’s approval process.
The majority of units in 10 West 17th will likely be full-floor apartments. The renderings shown here are designs from the Spector Group website, but it’s unknown if they are still involved in the project.
The building permit also indicates that seasoned developer Arun Bhatia Development Corporation is behind the project. Their last venture in the city’s residential market was a ground-up condo at 139 Wooster Street in SoHo’s Cast-Iron Historic District, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle. Nearly all 16 units of the faux-loft building were snapped up when it opened in 2007, according to data from CityRealty.
The immediate area around 10 West 17th Street has been experiencing a residential boom of sorts with recently opened projects such as Flatiron18 and soon to open condo-tower 35XV. Late last year, Toll Brothers inked a contract to purchase a development site at 55 West 17th Street for $68.5 million with the potential of developing a 92,000-square-foot residential project, according to YIMBY.
Neighborhoods : Union Square