"In Manhattan the car faces yet another threat," the New York Times noted in 2012, "as parking lots and garages are being snapped up to make way for all sorts of development, especially luxury condominiums." Two years later, the trend has not only continued, it has ramped up exponentially as the value of land with unused development rights skyrockets. Parking lots and garages alike are getting turned into condos and rentals throughout Manhattan, and even in a few places in Brooklyn. Gas stations have gotten into the mix, too, enough to warrant their own Times trend piece. Last spring, developer Michael Shvo launched his comeback by paying $23.5 million for a West Chelsea gas station with 27,300 developable square feet, setting a price-per-square-foot record, and he's not the only one shelling out big bucks to turn sites that used to house or service cars into residential projects. We've compiled a map, certainly incomplete, of 23 similar sites. If you can think of any we missed, feel free to leave them in the comments section.Read More
Mapping The Development Boom Displacing New York's Cars
224 Mulberry Street
This boutique seven-unit condo building being developed and designed by Flank is replacing a parking garage. According to its broker, the pricing will be "unapologetically high."
111 Washington Street
The owners of this garage acquired the air rights from several surrounding properties and recently put their site, which would allow for 362,000 square feet of residential or mixed-use space, on the market for $260 million.
11 Park Avenue
This eight-story parking garage between East 34th and East 35th streets is on the market for $55 million. The site allows for 63,195 square feet of commercial space and 42,130 square feet of residential.
210 West 77th Street
The Naftali Group acquired this Hertz garage for "well above" its estimated price of $45 million in May of 2013. They plan to tear it down and replace it with an 18-story condo building.
221 West 29th Street
Developer Ironstate is planning a 15-story Goldstein, Hill & West-designed rental building at the site of this Chelsea parking lot.
300 Lafayette Street
This 83,000-square-foot COOKFOX-designed glassy office building is replacing a long-standing gas station at the corner of Houston and Lafayette. Located within the borders of the Cast Iron Historic District, it has already won Landmarks Commission approval.
152 Elizabeth Street
Celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando's first ground-up, residential New York City project will replace a garage on the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare streets. The eight-unit condo building is expected to be completed in 2016.
456 Grand Street
This 52-unit rental building was building on the site that used to hold a gas station and was severely contaminated for a while. It started leasing last month with prices ranging from $2,225 to $6,000/month.
132 West 27th Street
Artimus Construction purchased this Chelsea parking lot in July of 2013 for $35 million and tapped architect Peter Poon to design a 21-story, 313-room hotel there.
12 East 13th Street
DHA Capital and Continental Properties acquired this 45,000-square-foot parking garage and plan to turn it into an eight-unit condo building designed by CetraRuddy. Prices will range from $7.5 million to $28.5 million. Although non-residents will no longer be able to enjoy the garage, residents will be able to enjoy the city's first robotic parking system.
2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
This BP gas station was shut down against the will of the owner and the city tapped Artimus Construction to construct a 56-unit building with 20 percent affordable housing on the site. Zoning would allow for up to 12 stories.
17 East 12th Street
Rigby Asset Management paid $50 million for this eight-story garage last summer, and is having Bromley Caldari Architects convert it to condos, adding three stories in the process. The finished building will feature one unit per floor and a two-floor duplex at the top.
10 Sullivan Street
This 16-story Cary Tamarkin-designed condo tower with four adjoining townhouses is taking the place of a cash wash. It is being developed by Madison Equities and Property Markets Group.
Bowlmor Lanes is 110 University Place's most well-known institution, but the parking garage that takes up most of the site will also have to go to make way for Billy Macklowe's new condo tower.
239 Tenth Avenue
Michael Shvo's big comeback project consists of replacing a gas station, which he bought with Victor Holmes last year, with an artsy 12-story, 10-unit building designed by the "leather daddy of luxury" Peter Marino. Shvo set a price-per-square-foot record paying $23.5 million for the site.
Love Lane Mews
This garage-to-condo conversion set a Brooklyn Heights record last January when one of its penthouses sold for $1,482/square foot. The Manhattan Skyline Management Company-developed building sold out in September of 2013.
73 Wooster Street
One of the earlier garage-to-condo projects, this 1929 building was converted by Chelsfield U.S.A. in 2004. It is five stories and contains six loft apartments.
135 East 47th Street
Extell acquired this garage, along with another one on West 44th Street, in January of 2012 and has apparently been sitting on it ever since. It came with enough air rights for a 66,264-square-foot building.
332 West 44th Street
Extell acquired this garage, along with another one on East 47th Street, in January of 2012 and has apparently been sitting on it ever since. It came with enough air rights for an 119,286-square-foot building.
Glassy Hell's Kitchen condo building The Dillon was built on an old Con Ed-owned parking lot in 2010. It was developed by SDS/Procida and has 83 units.
55 Thompson Street
The Tunnel Garage was demolished in 2007 over the protests of preservationists. A glass-and-concrete rental building with 38 units was built in its place by developer Manhattan Skyline.
57 Irving Place
This nine-unit condo building sold out in 2012. In 2008, it replaced a parking garage.
295 Hicks Street
SDS Procida is building three four-story townhouses, designed by Nikolai Katz Architect, on what is currently a parking lot. The plans first need Landmarks approval.