New York, NY (May 12, 2015)-Chelsea Park, a 12-story mixed-use residential building at 260 West 26th Street is recognized at the 7th Annual NYC Big Apple Brownfield Awards (BABA) ceremony for its contribution to brownfield redevelopment for Green Building. Inspired by the art galleries and the vibrant community, Chelsea Park is contextual with a contemporary progressive design. Partner-in-Charge for GF55 Partners, Shay Alster AIA, project goals were to construct a high livability, amenity rich, and sustainable building that sets a new standard of residential multi-family buildings in Chelsea. The project totals 215,000 sq ft with 31,065 sq ft of commercial space at the street level. The mixed-use building is composed of 204 units of which 41 are affordable housing meeting the program goal of 20% of the units as affordable housing. The project also met sustainability goals including optimizing energy performance and incorporating green roofs with water efficient landscaping.
What previously was contaminated land now has a Silver LEED building projected to be 24% more efficient than a building built according to ASHRAE 90.1.