YONKERS | Development News

The Yonkers waterfront is experiencing an influx of development. Yonkers is the city in Westchester County immediately north of the Bronx along the Hudson River. Here’s a photo from 2010, by Peter U on flickr.

Yonkers waterfront as seen from Alpine, NJ by Peter U, on Flickr

[QUOTE]Development specifics:

25-story, 249’ tall building with 272 residential units and ground level retail space
17-story, 164’ tall building with 170 residential units and ground level retail space
2-story, 31’ tall building with first and second floor retail and rooftop open space
3-story, 31’ tall attended parking facility with capacity for 539 vehicles
Heat-pump system for heating and cooling off of central plant
350 feet from Yonkers Train Station
Easy access to Routes 9/9A, Saw Mill Parkway, Cross County Parkway, and I-87



[QUOTE]Plans have been revived to build a previously approved 1,395-unit luxury rental apartment complex in downtown Yonkers in a series of phases over the next decade.
Proposed by Manhattan-based Extell Development Co., the six-building development with 51,800-square-feet of commercial space would be on 22 waterfront acres adjacent to the MTA bus depot. The complex would stretch from the former British International Cable Corp. property at 1 Point St. to the Excelsior Packaging plant at 159 Alexander St. at its southern tip.
The development plans include five seven-story buildings and a single 22-story tower at the north end of the site. The five smaller buildings would house five stories of residential apartments over a two-story podium with parking and commercial space.
In the first phase of the three-phase project, the company would redevelop a portion of the southern end of the site to accommodate two buildings totaling 670,135 square feet with 513 residential units and 14,300 square feet of commercial space. A second phase includes two 501-unit buildings totaling 560,120 square feet and 19,400 square feet for commercial tenants.
The company would then build the 22-story, 541,473-square-foot tower on the northern part of the site that is now home to the “Blue Cube,” a 10-story, 30,000-square-foot former industrial laboratory 1 Point St. The proposed 277-unit tower would also feature 7,100 square feet of commercial space. A final 115,370-square-foot building housing 103 units and 1,100 square feet of commercial space would also be constructed during the final phase.



Wells Avenue & N. Broadway | 10 FLOORS | Residential


Palisades Point (20 Water Grant St) | 10 FLOORS | 324 Apartments

This is under construction. Here’s a (low-quality) rendering:

Some info in this article: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/yonkers/2016/10/17/yonkers-waterfront-development/91946812/

Palisades Point, at 20 Water Grant St., is a proposed
waterfront development with 324 apartments, 618 parking spots, an
outdoor pool and other amenities."(Palisades Point)
announced that they’re not going to have two 25-story towers. They’re
going to have 10-story buildings with greater density on the bottom,"
Spano said.

Here’s a pic from March 7. Credit to lohud.com:

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Incidentally, this recent westfair article says that Yonkers has 5,000 apartments in various stages of approval/construction/planning; Mount Vernon has 8,000 units (!), White Plains has 4,000, and New Rochelle has 3,000:

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[quote]What’s Behind the Building Boom

A major residential development under construction is RXR’s $190-million Larkin Plaza, featuring towers 25 and 17 stories high. Offering a total of 442 residential units and featuring ground-level retail space, they will overlook Van der Donck Park and the daylighted Saw Mill River.

On the waterfront, Collins is building Hudson Park III, a high-rise luxury rental with 222 units, while National Resources is about to open Uno@iPark with 100 “micro units” designed for today’s fast-growing Millennial population. Just south of the Yonkers Pier, Mill Creek Residential is building Modera Hudson Riverfront, a waterfront rental community of ​324 apartments with luxury amenities including a swimming pool and fitness center.

Farther up the Hudson, Ginsburg is completing River Tides at Greystone, a $100 million, 330-unit rental building overlooking the Hudson and the Palisades. And just north of River Tides, Ginsburg is building a 50-unit apartment building called 1177@Greystone. Both projects are a short walk to the Greystone Metro-North station.

In one of the largest development proposals approved by the city, Manhattan-based Extell Development is planning a six-building development with more than 1,300 residential units and commercial space on a waterfront site next to the MTA bus depot. Nearby, ​A​valonBay plans to build 609 residential units in three buildings on a 13-acre site along Alexander Street.

Meanwhile in Northwest Yonkers, Simone Development Companies is opening the Boyce Thompson Center, an 85,000-square-foot mixed-use complex of office and medical space, restaurants and banking. The building, which was the former Boyce Thompson Institute built in the 1920s, has been beautifully restored with classic architecture and state-of-the-art office and medical space. Major healthcare tenants include St. John’s Riverside Hospital and WESTMED Medical Group. [/quote]

some of the developments are already posted above. here’s some more.

Modera Hudson Riverfront (formerly Palisades Point) - 20 Water Grant St - a proper rendering

River Tides at Greystone - 1133 Warburton Ave

1177@ Greystone - 1177 Warburton Ave


15-story building, 156 apartments, 153 parking spots (Yonkers requires waaay too much parking near the train station if they want to revitalize downtown retail and encourage residential development, IMO). There’s a rendering in the video at the top.

Pics of Larkin Plaza:


1177 Warburton Ave





411 + 705 Bronx River Road | 204 Units

Stagg Group wants $1.5 million tax break for Yonkers apartments


41-53 Buena Vista Avenue (Tetuonia Hall Redevelopment) | 25 FLOORS


old rendering:


Yonkers housing authority launches $300 million renovation plan

Aging public housing across the city of Yonkers will be given a facelift thanks to a three-year, $300 million renovation plan.

The Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers launched the initiative this month, with plans to renovate more than 1,700 units of public housing.
Plans include new bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, flooring, boilers and other interior and exterior upgrades.

Those repairs and updates will be completed at 20 properties and affect about 10,000 residents, he added. Properties are scattered across the city, from Joseph F. Loehr Court at 10 Western Ave. in southern Yonkers to the Raleigh Valentine Townhouses at 162 Helena Ave. in Colonial Heights.

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AvalonBay Alexander St. Apartments | 3 Buildings | 609 Units

Phase 1 is a 5-story building with 251 units.

rendering from an older article:


Hudson River Park Club | 24 floors | 213 units | Topped Out

Strategic Capital tops out Hudson Park in Yonkers


Ginsburg eyes Ludlow area of Yonkers for apartments, commercial development - October 12, 2017


“The highlighted area represents the land that Ginsburg Development Cos. seeks to develop.”

Ginsburg Development Cos. plans to spend $3 million to acquire a 2.26-acre vacant property near the Ludlow train station owned by the city of Yonkers. Ginsburg plans to build hundreds of apartments on the site at 150 Downing St., along with commercial space.

But that parcel is just one piece of a sprawling development Ginsburg has planned for the area in southwest Yonkers that stretches from Pier Street to Highland Avenue.

In a presentation submitted to the city, Ginsburg officials said the Downing Street parcel, when combined with the acquisition of other “blighted nearby light-industrial properties” that sit within a quarter-mile radius of the Ludlow train station, could be home to a mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

The company has proposed the construction of four apartment towers with approximately 550 units and two floors of commercial space at the 150 Downing St. property. The Valhalla-based company also aims to complete improvements to O’Boyle Park, including the addition of dog runs, new fencing and park benches, enhanced landscaping and new pedestrian and bike paths.

Elsewhere, Ginsburg Development plans to upgrade Abe Cohen Plaza and construct a four-story, mixed-use building at 70 Pier St., a property the developer purchased for $1.3 million earlier this year. That building would include 45 residential units and 3,600-square-feet of retail space.

More info in the article linked above.


^^^Saw that article. Ludlow is way underutilized, and right near the NYC border. Perfect for transit-oriented development. The plan looks great. But it has to survive the NIMBY gauntlet because it requires a big rezoning. Don’t want to get my hopes up too much yet.



Hopefully both sides can get a fair deal so the redevelopment of the water front can move along.

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City officials have given a national developer an 18-year property tax deal as part of a massive riverfront redevelopment.
The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency has signed with AvalonBay Communities a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement that will discount the developer’s property taxes on two proposed residential complexes.
As part of the Jan. 3 deal, AvalonBay has agreed to build a public waterfront esplanade that will eventually connect to the esplanade that already exists north and south of the Yonkers Pier.

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