As community opposition to the proposed conversion of the West Side Tennis Club into condos heats up, the Journal gives us our first look at the renderings. Developer Cord Meyer hopes to put up to 75 luxury condo units, with prices over $1 million, in the former stadium, and plans to give the club money for a tennis bubble so the courts can stay in year-round use. We don't see much evidence of the stadium facade or arches?which the developer promised to keep intact?in the rendering. But that seems to be the least of what's bothering certain members of the tennis club. They want the stadium landmarked, or failing that, they would like to hold out for a better offer than Cord Meyer's $9 million. Maybe they could just sell tickets to their upcoming vote on the plan.
UPDATE: Crain's publishes a fresh rendering of the proposed Cord Meyer design. See it on the jump.
· Stadium Condo Plans Draw Foul Calls [WSJ]
· Plans to landmark Forest Hills tennis stadium in motion [Crain's]
· West Side Tennis Club coverage [Curbed]