Construction has reached the first setback on HAP Eight at 215 West 28th Street in Chelsea. The 20-story, 210-foot-tall residential project is being designed by DXA Architects and developed by HAP Investments, and consists of two separate buildings spanning over 300,000 square feet. The two structures are addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street and 221-229 West 28th Street.
215 West 28th Street sits directly across the street from The Fashion Institute of Technology, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Photos from the sidewalk show the bare reinforced concrete superstructure awaiting the start of the curtain wall installation. It is uncertain when that process will begin, but the metal clips on the edges of each floor plate to which each façade panel will be attached are in place.
The development will contain 112 rental units and 87 condominiums and feature amenities including a fitness center and spa, a rooftop deck, and bicycle storage. Both structures will contain 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as feature identical architectural designs, with the only difference being the color of their façades. The setbacks will act as landscaped terraces for several residents.
The property is the largest new development on the parcel and is located next door to Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s upcoming 12-story office at 322-326 Seventh Avenue, aka 28 & 7. Both sites are right by the entrance to the 1 train at the 28th Street station, while Pennsylvania Station is six streets to the north.
A completion date for HAP Eight has not been announced, but sometime in the second half of 2020 is probable.