Turns out the corner of the traffic circle at 110th Street and Central Park Westalso known as 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevardwas much closer to redevelopment than we thought. The BP gas station there just shut down, but since there was pretty much radio silence after the government issued a request for development proposals in 2012, what would replace it was a mystery.
Until now, as the Commercial Observer reports that the city's Economic Development Corporation has tapped Artimus Construction for a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use complex that that will include 56 apartments (market-rate with 20 percent affordable), a restaurant or other retail outlet, and space for Harlem-based Millennium Dance Company. The gas station's owner, who had sued to keep his property, received an undisclosed settlement, and Artimus won the RFP process and paid $25 million for what is basically the last remaining develop-able parcel along Central Park. Whatever will rise can be up to 12 stories under current zoning laws.
· NYCEDC Designates Morningside Heights Property for 125,000 SF Development [CO]
· Artimus Construction to Build Housing on 110th Street near Central Park [DNAinfo]
· Coveted Central Park Corner Inches Closer To Redevelopment [Curbed]
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