John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group, on May 25, filed a permit application for construction of a 64-unit, 58,021-square-foot mixed-use building at 280 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan. Maria Rosenfeld, director of real estate development at the firm, filed the plans.
These are the eighth new building plans filed in Chelsea in the previous 12 months. The plans call for the third most dwelling units in the neighborhood over that span. The project is across 24th Street from the 190-unit project filed by the Jemal family’s JJ Operating at 278 Eighth Avenue.
The developer, which does not often file new development plans, filed plans back in 2014 for a 440-unit tower at 86 Fleet Place in Downtown Brooklyn.
The Red Apple site is currently occupied by a one-story Rite Aid retail store.
The plans call for the construction of a 113-foot-tall, 10-story building and were filed with the New York City Department of Buildings under job number M00696323.
The development site spans one tax lot, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 24th Street. The lot has a width of 74 feet.
The project is described in the filing as: construct 10-story mixed use building as per plans filed.
Per the plans, the ground floor of the building will have retail space, community facility offices, a residential lobby, and a courtyard. Floors two through seven will each have nine dwelling units per floor, while floors eight and nine will each have five dwelling units per floor. The 10th floor will have indoor and outdoor recreation space. The cellar will have additional retail stores, a super’s office, lockers, and a gym.
The architect listed is Hill West Architects.
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