A block-through slice of land underneath the High Line at 23rd Street is finally getting developed.
511 West 23rd Street, adjacent to Neil Denari’s HL23 condo project, will sprout a one-story art gallery. The 17-foot-tall building will measure 8,475 square feet, according to the plan exam application filed today. Bronx-based Kevin Byrne is the architect of record.
The site, now vacant commercial land, has hosted HL23’s “sales tin” and a series of pop-up exhibitions. One of the sponsors of the architecture/fashion-themed pop-ups was Alf Naman Development, which is now developing the art gallery. The company helps to “preserve and create large-scale gallery spaces” in West Chelsea, according to the firm’s website.
The 50′ by 197′ lot first went on the market in 2010 with an asking price of $6.75 million, Curbed reported. The site is located right by a High Line staircase for increased visibility, according to the Brown Steven Harris listing. The property at 506-511 West 23rd traded to Alf Naman via High Line Partners LLC for $5.786 million in 2013, public records say.