Stagg plans 7-story Broadway apartments


Get ready for another apartment building from Stagg Group — this time popping up on an empty lot next to The W Assisted Living on Broadway.

Stagg filed permits last week for a seven-story apartment building on property now addressed as 6375 Broadway, after it was subdivided from the larger lot controlled by The W facility owners.

The company — responsible for a number of developments in North Riverdale and Kingsbridge in recent years — closed on the land last week for $4.75 million, real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield told New York Business Journal.

The online publication was unsure who the seller was, since the deed was not yet available publicly. However, the overall property was sold to Brooklyn health care developers Berry and Ari Weiss for $15 million in 2017, according to city property records.

Plans are to build 77 units across 55,000 square feet, according to the publication, although the permit filed by Stagg says it plans to build 66,320 square feet.

It’s expected to include enclosed parking for 39 vehicles, as well as low-income housing.

The land is nothing more than an empty lot for The W, across the street from Van Cortlandt Park. It’s located just off the entrance ramp to the Henry Hudson Parkway, just south of the Van Cortlandt Motel.


CB8 committee makes chair picks

Nick Fazio is slated to become the next chair of Community Board 8’s economic development committee, while the full board will be presented with just a single name when it comes to chair of the entire advisory group.

Those are the recommendations from CB8’s nominating committee, putting its backing behind vice chair Laura Spalter, although her early challenger — outgoing economic development chair Sergio Villaverde — could still get a nomination from the floor when the board gets together in June to elect new officers and chairs.

The nominating committee was charged with vetting potential candidates, but any board member can still be nominated for open positions during the June elections, even if not recommended or vetted by the committee.

The last time the top CB8 seat was contested was 2014. That year, the nominating committee put forward both names running without taking sides.