time for this exciting redevelopment project to get its own thread.
The redevelopment proposal, designed by Street-Works Development, calls for construction of four towers housing a total of 860 apartments. The craft food hall, restaurants and stores would occupy 85,000 square feet, with another 27,000 square feet dedicated to co-working and flexible office space. There will also be a four-story parking structure with 956 spaces.
The 40,000-square foot elevated “Hamilton Green” open space, the project’s namesake and a signature component, would be publicly accessible from all four sides of the property. The plan calls for it to be furnished with tables and chairs, and designed as a park where small public gatherings, concerts and other activities could take place.
The multi-family apartments would be divided among four new buildings:
220 Hamilton Ave. will be 28 stories high and contain 275 units
240 Hamilton, also 28 stories, will have 258 apartments.
7 Cottage St., at the corner of Barker Ave., will house 112 apartments in 15 stories.
20 Barker Ave., which will wrap around to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will have 215 units in 15 stories.
The Common Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to the Hamilton Green development that will replace the old 200 Hamilton Ave. White Plains Mall with apartments, parking, stores, a craft food market hall, offices and publicly accessible open space.
The project’s price tag has not been made public. There was also no word on when demolition of the White Plains Mall might begin. The mall still houses a state Department of Motor Vehicles office and a number of retail businesses.
sadly the galleria will remain the center of downtown, at least I think. The same is true with New Roc City in New Rochelle. Still, i’m glad lesser malls like this and the Pavilion are being redeveloped in favor of housing, ground level retail and public space.
The Galleria is a huge retail center, and brings a lot of activity to WP. Certainly a lot more than some random apartment buildings. I see no reason why it should be replaced, though it would be nice if the exterior were improved.
Its anchors, Sears and Macy’s, seem to be on the verge of collapse. Does it still have a JC Penny’s?
All of the stores inside too are crap. For the most part, the Galleria doesn’t even serve the local population. People frequently get on the Harlem Line in the Bronx and ask if the train stops at the Galleria.
With all of the apartment construction in the area, there’s a demand for a supermarket and restaurants. Most restaurants are located a ten minute walk away from here on Mamaroneck Avenue. I think that a development with apartments above a Whole Foods (this area could sustain another one) and maybe an arts cinema, restaurants, etc. would be much better than what’s currently there.