New Rochelle is adding has yet another approved housing development for its downtown district, and this two-tower innovation will stay true to the city’s commitment for inclusivity by revitalizing its architectural heritage while providing affordable housing. And at a proposed 605-feet, the tower at 11 Lawton Street will beat Trump Plaza as the tallest building in New Rochelle.
The 800,000 square-foot mixed-use development on the corner of Main Street will consist of a 22-story hotel and a 48-story residential tower, featuring 143 condominium units and 453 rental apartments, 60 of which will be designated as affordable housing priced below market rates. The hotel’s podium will adaptively reuse the historic National City Bank of New Rochelle building, which was constructed in 1906.
“We are pleased to diversify our housing stock with the first condominiums approved within the downtown overlay. This is among the most significant projects in New Rochelle’s history and it will meaningfully advance out efforts to create a thriving, attractive, and sustainable city center,” says Mayor of New Rochelle, Noam Bramson.
The overall development, located at 11 Lawton Street, was designed by Hill West Architects and will include over 8,000 square feet of restaurant and bar space, 3,000 square feet of retail space, and over 600 on-site parking spaces.
This project is part of New Rochelle’s redevelopment initiative, launched in 2015. Thus far, 28 projects — , totaling about 3 million square feet and more than 6,000 housing units — , have been approved, 11 of which are already under construction. The revitalization expects to attract between 12,000 and 15,000 new residents to the downtown area.