By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) A new multi-use building will be erected in Washington Heights as the city recently saw permits filed for the upcoming five-story structure, according to Patch.
The building will be located at 1259 St. Nicholas Ave., near the intersection of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 173rd Street. The 69-foot tall building will include 1,576 square feet for commercial space and 388 square feet for community facility space, according to the permits.
Per New York Yimby, the five-story building will have space for 14 new apartments available for rent.
Currently, the location is occupied by two storefronts: La Fe Unisex Beauty Salon and a clothing and accessories store, according to Patch.
As it stands, the current building would be torn down to accommodate the five-story building. There are no set plans for demolition in the area, as demolition permits have not been made public. No decision has been announced regarding the current businesses at the location. The start time for the construction project is also unknown.
The permits list A&T Engineering as the engineer linked to the location.
Washington Heights last saw permits filed for a new building at the end of January, when an eight-story mixed-use building was erected at 563 West 170th Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Audubon Avenue.
The lot was vacant since at least 2012 and did not require demolition permits due to the land being unoccupied.
With a population of over 200,000 residents, the need for new buildings and vacant apartments in Washington Heights is not one that will disappear anytime soon.