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Harlem gas station to become mixed-use development

December 18, 2013 06:00PM

A former BP gas station in Harlem has been plucked by the New York City Economic Development Corporation for development as a mixed-use project with more than 50 apartments.

Artimus Construction, the developer behind One Morningside Park, won a request-for-proposal process that began in February, and will now move forward with a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use project on the 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard site, also to include a new 8,600-square-foot space for the Harlem-based Millennium Dance Company.

Most of the building’s space will go to apartments, at least 20 percent of which must be affordable. The retail component, to house a minimum 8,000-square-foot space, will most likely house a restaurant.

Artimus is also developing a 120-foot wide Chelsea parking lot at 132-142 West 27th Street, purchased earlier this year for $35 million, as a commercial office tower. [NYO] Julie Strickland