Friday, September 28, 2012

Foundation Set, Alchemy's 31 West 15th Above Ground

Crane at 31 West 15th (A Fine)
 
Crane at 31 West 15th (A Fine)
 
A crane rises above the future 31 West 15th Street, the foundation is complete, and the Alchemy Properties part-condo/part-school is above ground. The 25 story project will feature 18 stories of condos (57 of them), above 6 stories of school facilities for Xavier. The project did have some controversy along the way. There was the nimby-style lawsuit by the adjacent Chelsea Lane which eventually clipped 7 stories off the building. There was a small sinkhole at one point. And, there was a website dedicated to, gasp, the horrors of construction next door. All of that seems to be in the rear view mirror at this point, and even the nimby website seems to have given up last October (or perhaps that person sold their apartment, who knows).

Construction was at a standstill today in light of the heavy rainfall, but all indications are that the project is going full steam ahead. The foundation has be laid, and steel beams are now jutting twenty or thirty feet above ground, and there are plenty of construction workers on site. Xavier will soon have 32,000 square feet of additional space, and good-guy developer Ken Horn will have his condo. Yeah, yeah, I said it, "good guy developer." I stand by that. Ken puts out a quality product at a competitive price. He is also personable, approachable, honest and sharp. Yes, a few neighbors are bent out of shape, but, such is life in a growing city.

Curbed Files, 31 West 15th (Curbed)
The Real Deal Files, 31 West 15th (TRD)

4 comments:

  1. residents understanding is that the floors will still be in the high 20 to low 30 stories as opposed to the 18 stories you mentioned. You may want to talk to construction workers and do some more research to confirm this. Would be interested to here more and when they propose to fully market the project

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  2. The city building permit indicates 25 stories: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=2&passjobnumber=120596364&passdocnumber=01
    So that should be it.

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  3. Than you for that. Unfortunately I cant access the site (get error report apache tomcat/6.0.9). I was under the impression that of the 25 stories, 25 were residential and then there would be an additional 5 or 6 stories for the use of Xavier Prep, hence the building would be in essence 30 stories or so and closers to a 300ft in height.

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  4. Who will be in charge of sales? Interested in purchasing.

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