NEW YORK — Developer SL Green Realty announced the topping off of 185 Broadway, a 34-story, mixed-use building in Lower Manhattan. The milestone moment for the ground-up development comes on schedule and under budget, despite the challenges this year from the COVID-19 pandemic. Once completed, the property (See Artist Rendition Above) will be the area’s first development to be built under the Affordable New York Housing Program, providing affordable housing and creating 600 jobs.
Located directly across from the Fulton Transit Center, the 260,000-square-foot building will consist of 17,000 square feet of flagship retail space at the base across the basement, ground, and 2nd floors, 26,000 square feet of commercial space across floors 3 – 5, and 217,000 square feet of residential space. The column-free ground floor retail sits directly on Broadway and features 22-foot high ceilings. The Dey Street building frontage contains two separate entrance lobbies for the residential and commercial spaces.
“SL Green has a long history of investing in Lower Manhattan and 185 Broadway enables us to bring essential affordable housing to the neighborhood through the Affordable New York Program,“ said Edward V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer, SL Green. ”During this difficult economic time for the City, SL Green is proud to advance the construction at 185 Broadway, One Madison Avenue and One Vanderbilt Avenue, generating thousands of jobs for New Yorkers and investing in the future of this great city.”
FX Collaborative designed the 209-unit rental property, of which 30 percent of the units will be affordable (63 units), with a mixture of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. The building’s interiors were designed by INC Architecture & Design, including three floors of amenities. Anticipated amenity features include co-working space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, club lounge, board room and abundant outdoor spaces. Pavarini McGovern is overseeing the construction of the development.
The development was made possible in part through the use of unutilized air rights purchased by SL Green from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), providing discretionary funding to the MTA.
In addition to 185 Broadway, SL Green has successfully completed the ground-up development of nearby residential buildings, 180 Broadway and 33 Beekman, and recently broke ground on a build-to-suit project in the neighborhood for Pace University.