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The NRP Group’s first county project is a doozy, steeped in local history and adding a whole mixed-use community to central Westchester.
Developer The NRP Group broke ground this week at 1133 Westchester Ave in White Plains, a 70-acre property that once housed the global headquarters of IBM. The new project is slated to create a mixed-use community comprised of three five-story buildings and 303 market-rate apartments. Partnering with the Rye Brook-based RPW Group, the new residences are expecting to hit the market in early 2022.
“This project gives us an incredible opportunity to bring to life White Plains’ vision of creating communities that are flexible, transit-oriented, and in demand,” says The NRP Group’s VP of Development Jonathan Gertman. “We feel lucky to have been chosen by RPW to partner on a project of such significance. To be able to start construction on a project like this, in the midst of the pandemic, is a testament to the partnership of RPW, the commitment of our financial partners, and the creativity and hard work from the public officials at the City of White Plains and Westchester County.”
The new project — just off I-287’s “Platinum Mile” — will include contemporary design, upgraded appliances, and solar panels in all three buildings, as well as additional amenities like shared community and telecommuting spaces, pool, and a club-style gym. Units will be offered in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, of which a select few will even sport their own balconies.
“We are more excited than ever to be part of this project, which offers people the opportunity to live in surroundings that are less dense than New York City, but still have the characteristics and amenities of an urban environment,” says Andrew S. Weisz, executive vice president of the RPW Group. “We’ve wanted to diversify the mix of uses at this site to include multifamily for many years, but we wanted to do it with the right partner. That is why we chose the NRP Group, a developer with an outstanding reputation.”
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach praised the groundbreaking, saying, “As we continue to slowly reopen, we are thrilled to see economic activity, such as the construction of this live-work community, materializing before our eyes “The combined experience and track record of RPW and The NRP Group makes me eager to see the final product. We are thrilled to have such a creative project break ground in our city today.”