Welcome to AvalonBay's West Chelsea website! We invite you to scroll through our website, dedicated to helping the Chelsea and Manhattan communities learn about our newest residential development, rising in the West Chelsea neighborhood, in the shadow of the High Line. In these pages, you can read about the impact of the new development on the neighborhood, see the construction timeline, get the facts about AvalonBay and its record in New York City, and contact us with any issues or concerns.
We're proud of our many accomplishments in New York and the metropolitan area, and we're particularly excited about our contribution to the ongoing revitalization of the western edge of the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood.
In February 2012, after almost three years of planning, AvalonBay broke ground on its exciting West Chelsea apartment community. Like every one of AvalonBay's eight existing New York City apartment buildings, the West Chelsea development promises to be a desirable addition to the neighborhood, providing luxury rental housing, local economic benefits, affordable housing units, and the revitalization of a neglected area.
The 710-unit apartment community consists of two buildings (31 stories and 13 stories) with two lobbies. The buildings, which will be known as Avalon West Chelsea and AVA High Line, will be located between 28th and 29th Streets, between the High Line and 11th Avenue.
The development is just steps away from the neighborhood's popular High Line Park, which opened in segments between June 2009 and June 2011 and has sparked renewed interest in residential living in a long-time commercial area. The styling and architecture will be consistent with the "Chelsea experience", appealing to renters interested in a variety of amenities and high-energy, vibrant buildings.
The building's ground floor will be home to 21,000 square feet of retail space, ideal for grocery stores and/or restaurants. Twenty percent (20%) of apartments will be affordable under New York City's inclusionary housing program, thus ensuring the continued diversity of the Chelsea district. The apartment community is expected to be completed by late 2014, with first apartment home deliveries in 2013.