A multi-stage project to bring nearly 1,400 apartments and
Waterfront facilities with stunning river views on a former industrial site
YONKERS, NY (May 2022) – In what will be one of the largest mixed-use communities in the Westchester area, executives from Extell Development Company joined Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other city, county and state officials on May 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hudson Piers, signifying the official start of construction. When complete, the $585 million multi-phase complex will include approximately 1,400 affordable luxury apartments, exciting retail, and a new riverside promenade along a prime waterfront location with beautiful views of the Hudson River through Palisades.
“Extell Hudson Quays will be one of the most transformative developments along the Yonkers Waterfront,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “It will limit the extraordinary momentum we have seen in recent years that has stimulated unprecedented investment in our city. I look forward to welcoming more families, businesses and jobs to Yonkers-on-the-River and realizing our best potential.”
“We are proud to be part of the incredible redevelopment that transformed Yonkers into the fastest growing large city in New York State under the leadership of Mayor Mike Spano,” said Gary Barnett, founder and CEO of Extell Development Company. “Hudson Piers will bring a large offering of affordable, new luxury residences to Yonkers and bring Extell build quality complemented by an unparalleled array of modern amenities to the city’s waterfront.”
Hudson Piers is the city’s latest waterfront development and will complete the transformation of an extensive former industrial site into a highly desirable and densely equipped residential area. The project, which will be developed in three phases over 6 years, is expected to create 200 permanent jobs and 450-500 construction jobs.
The 17.4-acre property is located as an unused piece of Yonkers Hudson Riverfront along Alexander Street, Water Grant Street and Babcock Place. Hudson Piers will revitalize the surrounding area by adding additional green space, easy access, and a riverside walkway that provides a connection to surrounding neighborhoods.
The project consists of approximately 870,000 square feet of leasable residential space across six seven-story buildings, with more than 37,000 leasable square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Hudson Piers will offer a mix of studios to three bedrooms. The interiors will feature fully tiled bathrooms, indoor washer/dryers, luxury stainless steel appliances, Kohler fixtures, separate heating and cooling areas, and private terraces.
In true Extell style, the property will complement a range of indoor and outdoor amenities. Outdoor amenities include spacious waterfront recreation decks with hammocks, fire pits, barbecue stations, sundeck, billiards, a putting green, bocce courts, an outdoor pool and new retail stores. Indoor amenities will include several fitness centers, lounges, playrooms, catering kitchen, basketball gym, show room, game room, teen rooms, business and conference center, and a 24-hour lobby. A total of 1,028 covered parking spaces will be provided on the first two floors of the buildings, with an additional 212 on the ground, for a total of 1,240 parking spaces. Each building will have its own collection, pantry, and bike rooms. For added convenience, residents will be provided with transportation services to and from Yonkers Metro-North train station.
As part of the Hudson Piers project, 1.5 acres of new public parks will be created as well as a 1.5-mile stretch of plaza that will adjoin the existing public waterfront promenade seamlessly integrating the property into the larger community of Yonkers. Upon completion, the park will take residents and visitors on a short stroll along the river to the train station and to downtown Yonkers. Project plans also call for a new elevated road called Riverside Drive, which will be turned back into the city.
Hudson Piers is conveniently located near Yonkers Metro-North Station, which offers a direct 28-minute ride to Grand Central Station on the Hudson Line. In addition, five major highways easily connect the site to the rest of Westchester County, Fairfield County, and New York City.
Designed by renowned architecture firm Perkins Eastman, Hudson Piers builds on the impressive renaissance underway in Yonkers under the management of Mayor Spano that has seen more than $4 billion in private investment in new projects with more than 9,100 multi-family units planned, completed Under construction and approved for development.
Extell worked closely with the City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency to provide the Hudson Piers project with a 20-year PILOT program and 100% tax reduction for improvements. It is the largest residential project to receive financial incentives from Yonkers IDA.
About Extell Development Company
Extell Developments is a nationally acclaimed real estate developer of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties, primarily operating in Manhattan and other major cities across the country. Collaborating with world-class architects and design professionals, Extell creates properties that feature cutting-edge design, gracious floor plans, and first-class amenities.
Current projects include Central Park Tower, the world’s tallest residential tower located on Billionaire Street. The largest condominium in Lower Manhattan, One Manhattan Square is located on the edge of New York Harbor. Brooklyn Point, a skyline defining a tower in downtown Brooklyn; The Kent at 200 East 95th Street, an Art Deco-inspired building; 1010 Park, a custom set of 11 luxury condominiums with full floors and duplexes; and 70 Charlton, Hudson Square’s first luxury housing development, an enclave within West SoHo. Extell has also restored and updated a number of classics in notable neighborhoods, including the former Stanhope Hotel at 995 Fifth Avenue and The Belnord, a historic building on the Upper West Side. For more information about Extell, please visit the company’s website at www.extell.com.
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Source: Dean Bender | Thompson and Bender