The Garment District is getting cloaked in another Gene Kaufman-designed hotel at 326 West 37th Street.
The 22-story hotel, located between Eighth and Ninth avenues, will have 240 rooms. The project will measure 88,860 square feet and rise 257 feet, according to the plan exam application filed January 2nd. There will be a gym and first-floor eatery.
The site is currently a parking lot. Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang is reportedly in contract to buy the property for $30 million-plus, according to The Real Deal. The transaction is expected to close by this month. In December 2013, Chang told The Real Deal that he had no immediate development plans for the site, identified as 326-330 West 37th: “The market is turning around, so it’s time to buy something for future development,” Chang said.
UPDATE January 7th, 10am: Yep, that’s Chang’s name right on the Department of Buildings permit. So many McSam hotels, so little Garment District left.