The SoHa Terrace is an upscale multi-family residential project and a pioneering effort in the redevelopment of Harlem, New York. The building strives to balance the rich, authentic characteristics intrinsic to the project’s historically relevant neighborhood with the modernizing influences of the contemporary residential development boom through an old meets-new brick and glass aesthetic, as well as a combination of both market-rate and subsidized housing. The building also contains over 8,000 square feet of retail space, 63 parking spaces, full-service amenities, and large public and common spaces including a generous landscaped roof garden. IDA arranged for 3 tranches of equity including a $20 million equity participation from Goldman Sachs Community Development Fund.
The Community Worship Center owns a beautiful church and 2 adjacent properties in a key location in Bedford – Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. KPG is currently assisting Community Worship in planning the redevelopment of the 2 sites to provide for restoration of the existing church, new church related community facilities, and a residential condominium with first floor retail space.
Hampshire Hotel’s Hampton Inn was originally a Howard Johnsons designed by Maurice Lapidus. WQB Architecture prepared master plans, redevelopment of the public spaces, redesign of the garage and a program for redevelopment of the site. As part of the site development, WQB found the there was an excess of 160,000sf of undeveloped air rights and prepared site plans for a new building in the site. Ultimately, the owner sold the site for $48 million and a new luxury condominium, The Link, was built which has changed the values for the entire neighborhood.
WQB Architecture provided an architectural design and project management services for the redevelopment of 4 historic brown stones in Carnegie Hill as 3 luxury cooperative buildings and a private home. Design work included redesign of all apartments, roof top penthouse, additional new facades and public spaces. WQB was a partner in the project and assisted the investors in all aspects of the project development. Many of the original coop purchasers still live in the building.
Designed with FxFowle Architects for Uptown Partners, Fifth on the Park is a 28‐story mixed-use building located on Fifth Avenue at Mt. Morris Park in Harlem. The building has 200 luxury condominium units, 50 apartments, and a full amenity package including a gym and swimming pool. At street level is a 2,000 seat sanctuary designed for a local church, and a 200‐space parking garage. The feasibility of the building was supported by a 421‐a tax abatement from the City of New York HPD. The building was completed in 2010.
The plan for the 800,000 SF Hudson Mews housing development incorporates the irregular undeveloped frontage along the west side of Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, combined with the development rights of the Dyer Avenue access to the Lincoln Tunnel, to create a group of new buildings in a park‐like setting as envisioned in the proposed Hudson Yards/Far West Side Development Plan. The current plan provides for at least three new 20‐story buildings of approximately 200,000 SF each, with more than 800 apartments per tower and first‐floor retail spaces. The buildings will include luxury rentals with a range of amenities. The first two buildings on the Ninth Avenue side will provide 112 luxury condominiums, with retail along the avenue. The building’s foundation will be anchored by existing traffic islands with connecting deck spanning the tunnel entrance which will create a new public park extending from West 39th Street to south 36th Street, serving the residents and the surrounding community. It is anticipated that the initial phases of development will become one of the first of the new Far West Side Development Plan.
183 Lenox Avenue is a former SRO (Single Room Occupancy) building in the Mount Morris Park Historic District. WQB Architecture is currently assisting ERG Realty in changing the SRO to 3 class A apartments and 2 stores. Work includes gut renovation of the interior, total building system modernization and restoration of the landmark façade and stoop in accordance with the guidelines of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Loft 14 was a gut renovation and five-story addition to an existing eight-story building on 14th Street in Manhattan on a site astride the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods. Each unit is one full floor, with one or two terraces, and fully-finished, state of the art luxury kitchens and baths. The units sold quickly after coming on the market in 2008, for over $3 million each. The project was developed by the Vintage Group.
The Fishkill Church of the Nazarene and Concordia Senior Communities are developing an affordable Life Care Community on 8 acres of land owned by the Church. Manhattan Boutique Real Estate will co‐develop with Concordia who will provide management services for the various facilities. The proposed Senior Community creates over 200 full time jobs in home care which will be licensed by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and includes the following:
• Assisted Living Facility, which provides enriched Housing Program and Enhanced Assisted Living Residence, special needs housing and adult daycare for seniors 65 or older.
• Affordable Independent Living and Adult Daycare for well seniors who choose to enjoy the wellness programs as available.
• Licensed Childcare in the form of an expanded daycare/preschool program which relates to the Adult Day Care in the form of inter generational programming and shared recreation space.
• A centrally located ‐‐‐acre park/recreational space for use by the Town as a whole and A foot long landscaped Par Course available to the neighborhood and the surrounding community.