High-end rental apartments, which are springing up in many LoHud communities as we reported in an April 14th story, are now announced to take hold in Tuckahoe as well.
The village held a ground-breaking ceremony with developers and local officials recently for what is billed as its first luxury apartment building in a mixed use complex.
The project entails two buildings — one at 150 Main St., and another at 160 Main St. — for a total of 61 one-bedroom units, 47 two-bedroom units, and 3,500-square-feet of ground-floor retail space in one of the buildings.
An architect’s rendering is shown above of the two buildings on Main Street, across Midland Avenue on what was once a recreational vehicle center and pick-up spot for propane tanks. Longtime residents might also recall that it was a soft-drink bottling plant.
There will be a 169-space underground parking garage and 19 outdoor parking spaces. Residential amenities will include a fitness center, yoga studio, club room and an outdoor terrace. A patio space will have a stone fireplace pit, seating areas and outdoor kitchen for resident’s use.
This is the gateway to the village. It borders the town of Eastercher and is the first thing you see as you come to village. It is wonderful, actually, and it will complete the transformation that is happening on Main Street,” Village Mayor Steve Ecklond said, adding the proposal has been in the planning stage for many years.
He said the completed project will generate an estimated $100,000 annually in property taxes for the village.
The developer is Roseland, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., and Mirado Properties and the Glenco Group.
“We love Tuckahoe. It is a quaint and has a strong community. And being on the (Metro-North) train line within 35 minutes from Grand Central is very important,” said Andrew Marshall, Roseland’s executive vice president. “We try to get our new projects near transit districts and we look to offer a lifestyle of quality and convenience.”
The cost of the project is roughly $50 million in private funds with some construction financing from Webster Bank, said Marshall. A division within Roseland will be the onsite managers. Monthly rents are estimated to range from from $2,500 to $5,500, but marketing has not begun yet.
The building will within a three-block walk from the Metro-North train station. In addition, Ecklond said another developer is planning a 40-unit studio apartment building across from the train station later this year.
(Shown in the top photo a from left to right: Joseph Benz of Webster Bank; Phil Raffiani, Vice President of Mirado Properties; Andrew Marshall, Executive Vice President of Roseland; Ivan Baron, Chief Legal Officer of Roseland; Steve Ecklond, Mayor of Tuckahoe; and Glen M. Vetromile, Managing Partner of Glenco Group.)