Residence for the blind completes $15M rehab at Selis Manor building in Chelsea

The Associated Blind Housing Development Fund Corporation, on April 10, was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy for a $14.7 million change in use of a 10-unit, residential building at 135 W 23rd Street in Chelsea.

The plans filed in June 2011 call for a minor change to the size of the 111-foot tall, 12-story, building and to add 10 apartment units.

The project is described in the filings as: herewith filing for gut renovation and enlargement to existing building. Rearrangement of floor area not increasing the overall zoning floor area, enlargement 590-square-feet. The initial cost as reported in the DOB filing for the work described in this permit application is $14,679,252.

The building opened in 1980, with funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the first government-funded residence for the visually impaired and disabled in New York City.

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