Curbed New York reports that after about four years spent in the development phase, construction is finally underway on a new high-rise condominium project at 15 East 30th Street in NoMad. Recent construction photos from Field Condition show the structure is already about four stories high, with 62 more to come.
The latest information on the development by JD Carlisle Development Group and Fosun International, as reported by Real Estate Weekly, is that current plans call for a total of 66 stories containing 199 units, as well as luxury amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, private party room, dining room/lounge and a full-time doorman. Designed by Handel Architects, the building will also include nearly 5,000 square feet of street-level retail space. The project is currently being funded by a $350 million construction loan.
The development process hit a snag in 2016 when the city issued a stop work order in the wake of neighboring complaints and a planned outdoor space that was seen to be in violation of city ordinances. At the time, the plans called for a 51-story building with 180 units. The most recent renderings we can find were published by Yimby in 2017. We can only assume those plans have changed to accommodate more stories and more units; however, if the new plans bear any resemblance to those renderings, the new high-rise will be an enhancement to the NYC skyline, not to mention contributing significantly to the ongoing evolution of one of NYC’s most popular neighborhoods. JD Carlisle has been responsible for some of the most notable architecture in the city, including the Beatrice, Morton Square and 160 Madison Avenue, and Handel Architects has designed numerous handsome buildings around the globe.
The new condos are slated for completion sometime in 2019. We’ll be watching in the meantime.