701 West 135th Street Update 06/12/24

Borough President Reviews 701 West 135th Street Proposal

The Borough President is now reviewing an application for a 7-story, mixed-use development, proposed at 701 West 135th Street in Manhattan's West Harlem neighborhood. Having recently entered the public review process, the proposal has only been evaluated by the Community Board so far. It will next be sent to the City Planning Commission (CPC), followed by the City Council, and ultimately the NYC Mayor's Office.

Developer, , under the name, "Crosscap Holdings LLC", is ultimately requesting zoning map and text amendments from the NYC Department of City Planning. These will be crucial in order to facilitate the project because the proposed building would feature a 2-story, cantilevered section, suspended directly above the rails of Amtrak's West Side Line.

Designed by , the development would contain apartments (including 12 affordable housing units). Plans also call for square feet of retail space, located on the ground floor, 689 square feet of community facility space, and a storage area for up to 30 bicycles.

The project site totals square feet and sits on the corner of West 135th Street and 12th Avenue. The slender, and highly irregular proportions of the lot, combined with the physical limitations posed by neighboring critical infrastructure (the rail line) are the main driving factors necessitating a cantilevered design. With the structure planned to total square feet, there is also no way a building of this size could realistically fit on the property otherwise.

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