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Bo Jin Zhu plans two-building West Harlem mixed-use project

The 126th Street properties will hold a hotel and apartments

October 28, 2015 01:25PM
By Ariel Stulberg

Bo Jin Zhu 412 West 126th Street

412 West 126th Street in West Harlem

Queens-based developer Bo Jin Zhu filed permit applications for a nine-story hotel and a 16-story apartment building at two adjacent West Harlem sites.

The two buildings together will contain a total of 129,000 square feet of space.

The developer is planning a 75-unit residential building at 418 West 126th Street, containing just under 59,000 square feet of residential space.

The second through eighth floors at 418 West 126th Street will contain seven apartments each. There will be five more united on the ninth floor, four more each on the 11th through 13th floors, two more on the 14th. The top two floors will each have just one penthouse unit.

Behind the story:

Bo Jin Zhu
Bo Jin Zhu entities

At 412 West 126th Street, Zhu will build a hotel with a 5,000-square-foot community facility on the first floor.

The number of hotel rooms and the exact distribution of the two building’s 65,000 combined square feet of commercial space were not listed in the records.

Neither Zhu not a representative was immediately available for comment. A representative of Em Architectural Design declined to give a statement.

Zhu assembled the site, which also included 402 West 126th street, 412-422 West 126th Street and 423-429 West 126th Street in 2013 and 2014, paying a combined $8.7 million. Its currently occupied by an auto repair shop and a parking lot.

Last month the developer filed plans for a 162,000 square foot residential building at 1721 East 8th Street in Midwood. Back in May 2014, Zhu paid $49 million for a development site at 49 Duport Street in Greenpoint.

Back in July of this year, Zhu was sued by Moshe Oratz for continuing to market 19 Bogart Street in Bushwick even after the property had gone into contract.

Zhu partnered with reclusive Brooklyn-based developer Chaim Miller on four Brooklyn properties in 2014. Miller allegedly raided a depost for another building, 45 John Street in the Financial district, to buy Zhu out at the cost of $31 million.