The 11-story, 100-foot-tall building is being developed by Shalimar Management and will feature two retail storefronts on the ground floor, followed by one one-bedroom unit and one two-bedroom unit each on floors two through seven. On floors eight through 11, there will be one two-bedroom unit and one three-bedroom unit each. The residential entrance will be on 30th Street.
The design comes from Dan Sehic of Chelsea-based C3D Architecture, a significant change from the design by Bluarch Architecture that YIMBY revealed in January 2016. The building will be constructed of cast in place concrete. A four-story portion of the building will be placed on top of its neighbor at 249 East 30th Street, appearing as a cantilever but actually supported by the existing building structure.
“My favorite thing is the façade division in three parts. Every part will have a different window mullion system with the top portion appearing as a light box without visible divisions,” Sehic told YIMBY. “At the top of the first portion of the façade is a wide metal paneling that becomes cornice above existing adjacent building.”
A custom glass curtain wall will feature floor-to-ceiling windows with antique gold finish frames. At the center of the building, along 30th Street, will be a glass-enclosed elevator.
The developer is in the process of hiring a general contractor, but estimates construction time would be between 12 and 16 months.