Take a long look at the renderings for the proposed West Side Tennis Club condos, because it'll be the last. After a preservation fight, members of the Forest Hills club voted last night not to sell its historic stadium to developer Cord Meyer, the Journal and Daily News report. The developer had agreed to pay the club $9 million to turn the stadium?former home of the U.S. Open?into 75 $1 million-plus condos. The club, whose revenues cover less than half of its operating expenses, will probably soon be on the hunt for another buyer. Its preservation options are more limited: landmark status is a possibility, as is actually playing tennis there, but repairing the stadium would cost more than $15 million.
· Storied West Side Tennis Club in Queens, former home of U.S. Open, is safe for now [NYDN]
· Tennis Club Blocks a Sale [WSJ]
· West Side Tennis Club coverage [Curbed]