Anbau files plans for 24-story resi building in Flatiron

Developer bought the site at 39 West 23rd Street in 2011 for $23.5M

Renderings of 39 West 23rd Street in the Flatiron District (Credit: Anbau Enterprises)
Renderings of 39 West 23rd Street in the Flatiron District (Credit: Anbau Enterprises)

Five years after buying the Flatiron District development site, Anbau Enterprises filed plans to build a two-pronged structure with a component rising 24 stories and the other 10 stories.

The building at 39 West 23rd Street, which will feature a north and south tower spanning about 118,000 square feet, will hold 48 condominium units. The ground floor will have around 1,200 square feet for retail, according to the permit application filed with the Department of Buildings on Tuesday.

According to the permit filings, the north tower will rise 10 stories and its second floor will hold one apartment and one duplex with a private terraces. A single unit will be on the third floor, two on each of the fourth through seventh floors, and one on the eighth, ninth and 10th floors.

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The south tower will reach 24 stories and will have two units on each of the second through 17th floors, the filings indicate. There will be a single unit on the 18th and 24th floors with a private terrace, and one on each of the 19th through 23rd floors.

COOKFOX Architects is the applicant of record, and amenities will include lounges, a playroom, gym and terraces.

Anbau purchased the parking lot in 2011, paying $23.5 million to a representative of Horizen Global, according to city property records. Anbau had initially considered developing a 22-story building with 38 luxury condos, using a prior design drafted by local architect Carlos Zapata.