Janus Property, Taystee Redevelopment, & Manhattanville factory district.
Address: 461 West 125th st
Amount to be invested: $100 million
Total Square Footage: 100,000 Sq Ft
Type of Project: Commercial
By Marjorie Cohen
In 1991, Scott Metzner was working on developing affordable housing on Amsterdam Avenue north of 125th Street, and that’s when his interest in and enthusiasm for the neighborhood of Manhattanville/West Harlem took hold. What had once been an energetic industrial area humming with activity from prosperous breweries and factories had fallen on hard times. By the end of the 20th century, abandoned buildings with boarded-up windows, crumbling bricks, and missing rooftops were all that was left of a once-prosperous commercial district.
By Jessica Dalley
Work is underway at the old Taystee Bakery Factory site in Harlem, and developer Janus Properties is trying to lure tenants to the site with a new batch of renderings and an informational website.