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9 developments that will transform burgeoning Hudson Square

See how these projects will transform the tiny neighborhood on the Hudson in the coming years

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In recent years, the neighborhood now known as Hudson Square—once called Manhattan’s Printing District due to the large number of printing factories located there—has been making a quiet transformation. Media companies, attracted by the neighborhood’s large warehouse-style buildings, came first, while a 2013 rezoning of the neighborhood, which cemented the name “Hudson Square,” ushered in a wave of residential development.

Many of those projects, including Renzo Piano’s first NYC residence, are now nearing completion. (Others, including an Extell condo and rentals by Related, have already welcomed residents.) And Disney’s recent announcement to move its New York headquarters to Hudson Square has once again thrust this tiny neighborhood into the spotlight—which is a good time to look at the ongoing projects in the area.

Hudson Square is roughly bounded by West Houston Street to the north, Canal Street to the South, Varick Street to the East, and the Hudson River to the West. The neighborhood is also home to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, and the adorably tiny Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District.

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1. Greenwich West

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110 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014

This 30-story building on Charlton Street will bring a total of 170 apartments to the neighborhood. The project was first announced in November 2016 by a development team comprising Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors, and Forum Absolute. Since then, they’ve brought on Adamson Associates as the architect of record, and two Parisian firms, Loci Anima and Sebastien Segers, as the design architects. Apartments at Greenwich West will ask from just under $1 million, with sales expected to get underway this fall. Construction on this project is expected to wrap in 2020.

Renderings courtesy Familiar Control

2. Disney New York headquarters

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304 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

Earlier this month, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to develop its new New York headquarters at 4 Hudson Square. Disney picked up a five-parcel site from Trinity Church Real Estate for a whopping $650 million. The new headquarters will be built to LEED certifications and will be home to The View, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and WABC-TV.

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3. 570 Broome Street

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570 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

Once home to Our Lady of Vilnius Church, a national parish for the Lithuanian Catholic community from 1910 to its demolition in 2015, this site is now home to a 25-story condo designed by Tahir Demircioglu of Builtd. Located next to the Holland Tunnel entrance, the condo is currently under construction, and will feature interiors by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In all, the building will have 54 apartments that are currently on the market from $1.35 million.

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4. 565 Broome Soho

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565 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

Despite the “Soho” in the name of Renzo Piano’s first NYC residential project, the location—south of and across the street from 570 Broome—puts it within our boundaries for Hudson Square. The project is a 30-story dual tower structure with 115 apartments. Sales launched in 2016 with apartments asking from just under $1 million. Recently, the condo building unveiled its sky-high penthouse for $40.5 million—it comes with a private, outdoor swimming pool. Construction on the condo should wrap later this year.

5. 111 Varick Street

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111 Varick St
New York, NY 10013

The only rental in the mix, Madigan Development’s 30-story tower will bring a total of 100 luxury apartments to the area. In February this year, the developer secured a $73 million construction loan, allowing work to move forward. The apartments here will measure just over 1,000 square feet on average, and have condo-like finishes, according to the developer’s website. Madison has been feuding with the Agime Group over the latter’s tower at 570 Broome Street, over how both buildings will block each others’ views.

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6. 100 Vandam Street

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100 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

This quirky residential development was first announced toward the end of 2015, but it wasn’t until late last year that detailed plans materialized. Florida-based developer Jeff Greene plans to demolish the interiors of a six-story red-brick building at the corner of Vandam and Greenwich Streets and build a 25-story tower that will keep the exterior of the brick structure at the base. The building will have 70 condos, an automated parking garage for 11 cars, a gym, and a subterranean screening room. COOKFOX is designing the condo, and Terrain NYC will work on the landscaping.

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7. 77 Charlton Street

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77 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014

This warehouse-replacing project will see the creation of two 15-story towers that sit upon a common base, similar to 565 Broome Street. Developer Toll Brothers purchased the warehouse in 2012 for $56.5 million, but it wasn’t until early 2017 that the firm announced development plans. The condo will bring 161 apartments to Hudson Square; earlier this year, plans filed with Attorney General’s office revealed that Toll Brothers is going for a $324 million sellout, which translates to about $2 million per unit on average. It’s not yet clear when work on this project will wrap.

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8. Jackie Robinson Museum

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75 Varick St
New York, NY 10013

Decades in the making, the Jackie Robinson Museum, will finally open to the public in the spring of 2019, on the ground floor of a former warehouse building at the corner of Canal and Varick Streets. The museum will not just highlight the life of this American baseball hero and civil rights icon but also look to address ongoing issues of racial inequality. The museum will span 18,500 square feet and have features like a 75-seat theater, two flexible galleries for traveling exhibits, classrooms, and retail space.

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9. 60 Charlton St

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60 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014

A year after a developer put down $65 million on a mid-size warehouse building on Charlton Street, the firm has now announced plans to transform it into a large office and retail building. While the exterior of the existing six-story, red brick building will remain, its interiors will be gutted, and a 12-story glass building will rise from within it. The building will have retail on the ground and cellar level, and offices above that. HOK is behind the design of this expansion.

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1. Greenwich West

110 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
Renderings courtesy Familiar Control

This 30-story building on Charlton Street will bring a total of 170 apartments to the neighborhood. The project was first announced in November 2016 by a development team comprising Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors, and Forum Absolute. Since then, they’ve brought on Adamson Associates as the architect of record, and two Parisian firms, Loci Anima and Sebastien Segers, as the design architects. Apartments at Greenwich West will ask from just under $1 million, with sales expected to get underway this fall. Construction on this project is expected to wrap in 2020.

110 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014

2. Disney New York headquarters

304 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
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Earlier this month, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to develop its new New York headquarters at 4 Hudson Square. Disney picked up a five-parcel site from Trinity Church Real Estate for a whopping $650 million. The new headquarters will be built to LEED certifications and will be home to The View, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and WABC-TV.

304 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

3. 570 Broome Street

570 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Courtesy of Builtd/SOM

Once home to Our Lady of Vilnius Church, a national parish for the Lithuanian Catholic community from 1910 to its demolition in 2015, this site is now home to a 25-story condo designed by Tahir Demircioglu of Builtd. Located next to the Holland Tunnel entrance, the condo is currently under construction, and will feature interiors by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In all, the building will have 54 apartments that are currently on the market from $1.35 million.

570 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

4. 565 Broome Soho

565 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Despite the “Soho” in the name of Renzo Piano’s first NYC residential project, the location—south of and across the street from 570 Broome—puts it within our boundaries for Hudson Square. The project is a 30-story dual tower structure with 115 apartments. Sales launched in 2016 with apartments asking from just under $1 million. Recently, the condo building unveiled its sky-high penthouse for $40.5 million—it comes with a private, outdoor swimming pool. Construction on the condo should wrap later this year.

565 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

5. 111 Varick Street

111 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
Via S9 Architecture

The only rental in the mix, Madigan Development’s 30-story tower will bring a total of 100 luxury apartments to the area. In February this year, the developer secured a $73 million construction loan, allowing work to move forward. The apartments here will measure just over 1,000 square feet on average, and have condo-like finishes, according to the developer’s website. Madison has been feuding with the Agime Group over the latter’s tower at 570 Broome Street, over how both buildings will block each others’ views.

111 Varick St
New York, NY 10013

6. 100 Vandam Street

100 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013
COOKFOX

This quirky residential development was first announced toward the end of 2015, but it wasn’t until late last year that detailed plans materialized. Florida-based developer Jeff Greene plans to demolish the interiors of a six-story red-brick building at the corner of Vandam and Greenwich Streets and build a 25-story tower that will keep the exterior of the brick structure at the base. The building will have 70 condos, an automated parking garage for 11 cars, a gym, and a subterranean screening room. COOKFOX is designing the condo, and Terrain NYC will work on the landscaping.

100 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

7. 77 Charlton Street

77 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
By Christopher Bride/PropertyShark

This warehouse-replacing project will see the creation of two 15-story towers that sit upon a common base, similar to 565 Broome Street. Developer Toll Brothers purchased the warehouse in 2012 for $56.5 million, but it wasn’t until early 2017 that the firm announced development plans. The condo will bring 161 apartments to Hudson Square; earlier this year, plans filed with Attorney General’s office revealed that Toll Brothers is going for a $324 million sellout, which translates to about $2 million per unit on average. It’s not yet clear when work on this project will wrap.

77 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014

8. Jackie Robinson Museum

75 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
Via Google Maps.

Decades in the making, the Jackie Robinson Museum, will finally open to the public in the spring of 2019, on the ground floor of a former warehouse building at the corner of Canal and Varick Streets. The museum will not just highlight the life of this American baseball hero and civil rights icon but also look to address ongoing issues of racial inequality. The museum will span 18,500 square feet and have features like a 75-seat theater, two flexible galleries for traveling exhibits, classrooms, and retail space.

75 Varick St
New York, NY 10013

9. 60 Charlton St

60 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
Via HOK

A year after a developer put down $65 million on a mid-size warehouse building on Charlton Street, the firm has now announced plans to transform it into a large office and retail building. While the exterior of the existing six-story, red brick building will remain, its interiors will be gutted, and a 12-story glass building will rise from within it. The building will have retail on the ground and cellar level, and offices above that. HOK is behind the design of this expansion.

60 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014