East Harlem, New York, NY
Sited in the heart of East Harlem, this turn of the century 5-story manufacturing loft building is a non-conforming and non-complying building located in a residential district. Currently used as artists’ lofts and gallery space, our challenge was to strategically utilize the existing and allowable square footage within the new proposed mixed use building. This gave a potential opportunity to add two new floors on top of the existing 5-story building to house (4) high end penthouse units adding significant value to the property. The new building is proposed to have commercial space on the 1st floor, (16) residential rental units on 2nd-5th floor and (4) high end Penthouse units on 6th and 7th floor. The proposed apartment layouts are intended to be clean and modern while respecting the building’s existing architectural features.