Hudson Square’s 70 Charlton Street
Hudson Square, nestled between SoHo to the east, the West Village to the north, and Tribeca to the south, has really been coming alive. Once known as the city’s printer district, the area retains its creative character, housing media corporations such as Clear Channel, Viacom, and Miramax, who all have office space here. Once the area was rezoned in early 2013, residential developers set their sights here and paved the way for an eclectic community in what was formerly known only as home to the Holland Tunnel entrance.
Extell just unveiled renderings for its latest residential development at 70 Charlton Street. Originally proposed as a hotel (boutique ones, including Hotel Hugo’s 119 rooms, are popping up in the neighborhood, and more are on the horizon), the site was then cast for residential development with plans for two towers, one a co-op and the other affordable housing. While it’s clear from the 70 Charlton St. teaser website launched just last week, that Extell has settled on two 21-story buildings (one facing Charlton St., the other Vandam; 116 units in total), it remains to be seen how the apartments will be divided 80/20-wise. What we do know is that the development boasts 1–4 bedroom luxury residences nestled around a private park, priced from approximately $995,000. Developments like 70 Charlton Street cater to a housing market that had become saturated with larger offerings. I wouldn’t be surprised if units such as these make Hudson Square one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.
70 Charlton’s facade features a dark red brick and metal look (a departure from Extell’s glassy developments farther north), and has been designed by architect Beyer Blinder Belle to fit in contextually with the prewar industrial environment of the neighborhood. Those bustling surrounds are now becoming populated by vibrant pubs and eco-eateries, including establishments like Westville and farm-fresh, slow-food artisanal offerings of Dig Inn and ’Essen. Please let me know if you would like to learn more about units for sale in the up-and-coming Hudson Square, called by some the new “West SoHo.”