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2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

The first permits are up for a development at 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, just off the northwest corner of Central Park and 110th Street, on the site of a former BP gas station. Curbed covered the site’s progress at the end of last year, but plans have apparently been slightly downsized since then, when the building was expected to measure 125,000 square feet. Artimus Construction is the developer, and FX Fowle is the architect of record.

DOB filings indicate 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard will total 87,776 square feet, including a 4,677 square foot commercial component, and an 8,481 square foot community facility. The remaining 74,621 square feet will be divided between 50 residences, a decrease from the 56 that were formerly announced, and the building will stand 12 stories and 140 feet tall.
2040 8th Avenue’s redevelopment is a boon for the neighborhood at large, as the BP gas station had survived long past its prime. While the revitalization of Harlem began relatively recently, the site of FX Fowle’s latest building is situated in a prime location — the Uptown equivalent of a less-central Columbus Circle.

Where there once was a BP gas station, there will soon be a curved, glassy apartment building. Last December, it was revealed that a mixed-use building would replace a gas station on Central Park's northwest corner at 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, and now Harlem Gal has the first rendering of the building, showing a 12-story building with multiple setbacks. The curved facade is mostly glass and dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows, but the side will be clad in grey brick. FXFOWLE designed the structure, and permits filed with the Department of Buildings show that it will measure 87,776 square feet and hold 50 units. Artimus Construction is the developer, and Harlem Gal notes that the construction fence sign says it will be complete by winter 2017.

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