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HAP moves forward with West 187th Street development

Builders plan to break ground in May
April 12, 2015 04:00PM

After facing setbacks last fall, HAP Investment Developers will break ground in May on a smaller 47-unit, lilac-colored building at 653-667 West 187th Street.

Last fall, The Real Deal reported that the Karim Rashid-designed building, dubbed the Lilak, was missing the deed to 653 West 187th Street. At the time, plans called for 100 units.

The new scaled-down project will be built out of prefabricated units. Construction is expected to wrap up in June 2016, according to DNAinfo.

“In regular construction, you do everything in a series,” project manager Monzer Khafagy told DNAinfo. “But this way they are building the units while we are laying the foundation. It saves money because it saves time and there’s no loss of rental time.” [DNAinfo]Christopher Cameron