Lottery launches for 35 affordable units at wellness-themed Chelsea condo-rental, from $995/month

February 2, 2021

All renderings by Williams New York

Maverick Chelsea, a new wellness-focused condo-rental at 215-225 West 28th Street from HAP Investments, just launched an affordable housing lottery for 35 units, ranging from $995/month studios to $1,681/month three-bedrooms. Designed by DXA Studio, the contemporary residence is a two-building project that includes 112 rentals and 87 condos. Residents will get to enjoy amenities like an indoor pool and spa, summer kitchen, rooftop garden, wellness center, private library and lounge, fitness center, and 24-hour attended lobby.

According to a recent press release, the architects at DXA Studio were inspired by nature in designing the building’s facade made of sculpted, geometric concrete panels and painted metallic bronze inset channels. “Its design highlights the natural light and shadows that are cast across the facade throughout the day and is also a modern interpretation of the classic masonry featured in the neighborhood’s surrounding stone buildings. The facade also incorporates oversized windows and glass Juliet balconies, allowing homes to be filled with natural light,” reads the release.

The themes of nature and wellness are carried through to the suite of indoor and outdoor amenities, which are spread across three levels. The Recreation and Wellness Center includes a 60-foot long indoor Mosaic pool, a meditation room with a backlit Himalayan salt wall, a steam room and sauna, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Additional amenities include a private library with floor to ceiling bookshelves and a fireplace, interactive children’s playroom, pet spa, juice bar, residents’ lounge, and Billiards Parlor. The Rooftop Lounge and Cabana Park offers 1,900 square feet of outdoor space with a full kitchen and elevated fire pit and wooden boardwalk and areas for relaxing. There’s also a full-time doorman, concierge services, bicycle storage, private resident storage available for purchase, and automated parking spaces. (It should be noted that exact details on how and if the rental units can access the amenities have not been released.)

The location is also a selling point. Situated on 28th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, it’s close to Penn Station and the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall while still feeling like it’s part of the charming Chelsea neighborhood. It’s one block over from the Flower District, and Whole Foods is just down the street, as are several subway stations.

Sales launched for the condo portion of the building just last month, with prices starting at $1.3 million for one-beds, $1,995,00 for two-beds, and $4,875,000 million for three-beds (pricing for four-bedroom penthouses is by-request-only). Though leasing hasn’t kicked off for the rental portion, we know that these affordable units are well below market rate. They are available to those earning 70 to 80 percent of the area median income.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until April 5, 2021. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find market-rate listings for Maverick Chelsea here.

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