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Old January 16th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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NEW YORK | Tryon Center | 29-31 fl | Cancelled

Update: Sept. 16, 2013 - A lot slated for two of the three remaining towers in Quadriad's Tryon Center development was sold to another developer who will only build as of right. that leaves only room for one tower should Quadriad choose to seek rezoning.

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Upper Manhattan skyline could get a dramatic makeover under a new proposal to add four skyscrapers to Washington Heights, which would dwarf existing buildings in the area.

Quadriad Realty Partners, a private New York-based real estate developer with developments in Queens and Brooklyn, is in the preliminary stages of planning four new mixed-use buildings on Broadway, near 190th Street, in Washington Heights.

The developer — who mistakenly calls the proposed location "Inwood" on its website — describes the project on their website as a mixture of affordable housing for middle class New Yorkers, along with space for retail and parking.

The high-rises would stand between 23 and 42 stories in height, which while shorter than many Midtown skyscrapers, is significantly taller than most existing buildings in Washington Heights. The average building in the neighborhood stands six stories tall, locals said during a Community Board committee meeting in the fall.

The proposed construction site at 190th Street and Broadway is also located near the highest geographical point in Manhattan, giving any skyscraper built there additional heft in the city skyline.

The proposed plan is similar to two projects in Astoria, Queens, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which have moved forward despite some concerns voiced by residents about placing the massive developments in architecturally low-lying areas.

Quadriad aims to build housing for "the vast bulk of the city's civil service, police personnel...successive waves of immigrants, and new graduates and young workers," according to their website.

One of the group’s proposed mixed-use developments would include 198 units of affordable housing and 454 units of apartments at standard market rates, according to Ebenezer Smith, district manager for CB12.

That version will require an approved Uniform Land Use Review procedure application, commonly known as ULURP, from the Department of City Planning in order to receive a zoning modification necessary for the development.

Community Board 12 will get a chance to weigh in on that application after Quadriad makes a formal presentation and participates in a community public hearing, Smith said.

In the case it does not get approval for zoning variances through the ULURP process, Quadriad has also planned an alternative project for development that would include no affordable housing and only 216 standard rate apartments.

The developer says on its website that the development will be built without the use of city funds, but does not elaborate on where the funding will come from.

Quadriad did not respond to calls for comment.

Depending on which plan they move forward with, Quadriad's development might also include the renovation of the 191st Street 1 train station entrance, a complicated station that includes a three-block-long pedestrian tunnel from Broadway to the train and a long elevator ride up from the 180-foot-below subway station.

The preliminary plan also includes the beautification of nearby Gorman Park and the development of new green spaces within the complex and immediate area, reported the Manhattan Times.

The next step for Quadriad will be to present its plan to the Department of City Planning.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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No idea what the area is like but
Nice to see they kept some land free for a park too!
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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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No idea what the area is like but
Nice to see they kept some land free for a park too!
North of Manhattan, close to GW Bridge.

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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #4
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What I meant though was, I'd know where to point it on a map, but I've never walked those streets so I'm clueless as to what the area is like or whether it's a much needed make over.

Cheers for the pic though!
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #5
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The area is perfect, no need for change.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 05:07 AM   #6
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Quadriad is probably going to have to scale down this project. But for now, it definitely has some verve!
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #7
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Quadriad Realty to Present City Revised Wahi Skyscraper Proposal


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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - After more than a year and a half of discussions regadring a suite of skyscrapers that could radically alter Upper Manhattan's skyline, developer Quadriad Realty said it will soon submit its revised plan to the city.

Officials from the New York-based developer Quadriad Realty said they plan to submit revised plans to the Department of City Planning for approval to build two to four 29 to 31-story skyscrapers on West 190th Street and Broadway for its project dubbed the "Tryon Center."

The developer presented a preliminary plan to Community Board 12 last month, which includes more affordable housing units and buildings that sit up to 10 stories shorter than originally proposed in 2010. Quadriad officials said they planned to submit the new proposal to the city in late July, but agency reprentatives said they have not yet seen the new plan.

Last year area residents and community leaders said they opposed the plan because of the height of the proposed buildings, which are significantly taller than most of the existing buildings in Washington Heights. Developers argued in an initial proposal that they needed the extra space to include affordable housing, but critics said their rates were pegged to Manhattan's median income levels, which are still too high for the lower income averages of Upper Manhattan residents.

Quadriad officials had argued they would move ahead with an as-of-right plan for the building, which will include no affordable housing units, if unable to hammer out a compromise with the community.

According to the developer, Quadriad's new plan was hammered out after meetings with local leaders, including State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares and City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, where the group attempted to determine the right mix of income levels for the neighborhood.

In addition to building affordable housing units, the developer has promised renovations to public facilities, such as a facelift to neighboring Gorman Park, and a plan to renovate the 191st Street 1-train station's entrance. The units will offer more than 400 market rate rental units.

The latest plan, which includes a mix of residential and commercial space, increases the number of affordable housing units from 160 to 184 to accommodate more low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The development will provide 52 units for low-income individuals and 133 units for moderate-income.

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Controversial Washington Heights Towers Delayed After Rival Developer Buys Land



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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A controversial plan to build a series of skyscrapers in Washington Heights is up in the air after a rival developer bought two of the buildings on the proposed future site, a city representative said Wednesday night.

Quadriad Realty's plan to get zoning changes to build up to three towers on both sides of Broadway near 192nd Street has been on hold for months, after HAP Investment Developers purchased two of the buildings on the proposed site: 4452 and 4454 Broadway, the city said.

Until Quadriad and HAP can come to an agreement, the development cannot proceed as planned.

"This is on hold right now, and it has been on hold since June," Department of City Planning spokesman Edwin Marshall told Community Board 12's Land Use Committee. "You can't rezone property you don't own."
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Two down, one to go....

Second site developer to build as of right leaving Quadriad with a sole remaining tower if they choose to seek rezoning:

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Residents of Washington Heights can rest easy; Quadriad Realty Partners will not be able to rezone multiple lots on Broadway near 190th Street to construct new residential towers. HAP Investment Development bought two of the lots, and a PR rep sends word from HAP CEO Eran Polack that they will be developing the site. "We have no relationship to Quadriad and will not pursue a rezoning of our site. Our intention is to develop the site at 4452 Broadway 'as of right' and in accordance with current zoning."

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This development is now in serious jeopardy given the local opposition. Expect a cancellation soon....
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Old November 26th, 2013, 02:18 AM   #10
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This development is now in serious jeopardy given the local opposition. Expect a cancellation soon....
And there we are:

HAP unveils new plans for Washington Heights site



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HAP Investment Developers has revealed plans to construct a seven-story apartment complex at 4452 and 4454 Broadway in Washington Heights. The move comes just two months after HAP derailed the plans of rival developer Quadriad, who had planned a three-building development on the site, by buying two of three parcels out from under the Manhattan-based developer.

The buildings will now be about 21 stories shorter than what Quadriad hoped to build. HAP’s plans call for 128 units of rental housing and one floor for commercial use, at 4452 Broadway.

The parcel of land, prized for its proximity to the subway , was originally surveyed by Quadriad, a developer with projects in Brooklyn and Queens, for two towers as high as 28 stories. But the plan called for rezoning of the area, a change that didn’t pass muster with Manhattan’s Community Board 12.

HAP purchased a portion of Quadriad’s proposed site in April 2013, at which point Quadriad’s plans to rezone could not proceed without HAP’s agreement. HAP announced that it had no plans to pursue a partnership and that it would build on the site as of right.

Stick a fork in it, Tryon Center is done.
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