New Rochelle has recently granted approvals for the construction of what will be the largest-ever mixed-use development in the city’s history, New York YIMBY reports.
The dual-tower development at 11 Lawton St. will include 143 condominiums, 453 rental units, and a 190-key hotel. There will also be 2,953 sq. ft. of retail space, 8,102 sq. ft. for restaurant and bars, and 627 parking spaces.
Hill West Architects designed the 800,000 sq. ft. structure which will repurpose a portion of the historic National City Bank of New Rochelle originally completed in 1906. The bank structure is incorporated into the building’s podium, transitioning from from classic red brick masonry to a modern glass curtain wall.
The project’s developers are DB Main and 11 Lawton, LLC.
The work is part of an overall downtown reinvigoration plan that will eventually result in 12 million sq. ft. of new construction including private and public areas, based on transit-oriented development principles.
The project relates to an initiative to reinvigorate Downtown New Rochelle as a transit-rich mixed-use district. When complete, the plan will yield 12 million sq. ft. of new construction including both private and publicly accessible areas.
“This project is a key ingredient in the downtown revitalization as it adds significantly to the district’s residential options,” New York YIMBY quoted Luiz Aragon, New Rochelle’s commissioner of development, as saying. “Additionally, the new hotel fleshes out downtown’s growing hospitality infrastructure in a way that serves the business community, accommodates conference planners, and supports the expansion of tourism.”