Skip to Content
Author: The BCW

Leave a Comment

BCW Member RPW Group to Break Ground on the Flats

The Flats at Westchester, a $95 million, 303-apartment project proposed next to an office park in White Plains, could unintentionally benefit from the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RPW Group of Rye Brook and The NRP Group of Cleveland, Ohio, plan to break ground next month as city dwellers have begun moving to the suburbs to escape crowded conditions that favor the spread of the virus.

The developers could not have foreseen the pandemic and economic crisis when the project was conceived years ago, and no one knows the eventual consequences of the crises.

“Hopefully the pandemic will be in the rearview mirror,” when The Flats opens for occupancy in 2022, Andrew S. Weisz, executive vice president of RPW told the Business Journal.

But regardless of long-term trends, according to Weisz and Jonathan Gertman, a vice president of NRP Group, The Flats will be well poised for changing conditions.

The project is at 1133 Westchester Ave., near the intersection of Interstate 287 and Hutchinson River Parkway, on an underused parking lot next to RPW’s office building and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The plan is to build three, five-story wood-frame buildings with 303 apartments, a fitness center, swimming pool, business lounge and pet spa, all typical features of recent apartment projects in Westchester.

But Weisz said The Flats will be one of the first “true life-work developments” in New York state and the New York City region.

The 74-acre site will have a park and walking trails. Residents will be able to walk a hundred yards to jobs at the office building and medical facility, and make use of a beauty salon, child care center, cafeteria, dry cleaner and car wash.

The developers plan to break ground in August and finish the project in 18 to 24 months.

“This is going to be a trailblazing project for the county,” Weisz said. “We think it’s really great.”


Similar News Items

In a big boost for the City of Yonkers, the owners of Ridge Hill held a groundbreaking this week for the launch of a major redevelopment plan. “It’s good to see a company like North American Properties that has the ability to run shopping centers with the success they’ve had in this changing retail market,” […]

Read Article

More than 400 of the Hudson Valley’s Non-Profit Leaders met at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 22nd Annual NonProfit Leadership Summit to learn from national experts on how to fashion their organizations into nonprofits for the future. Making the most of opportunities and being prepared to capitalize on them is one of the […]

Read Article

The Business Council of Westchester is expanding their communications platform by launching the BCW Podcast Network, a new audio destination for business professionals. The BCW Podcast Network debuted this week with inaugural episodes of six empowering shows, covering a wide range of topics and genres that are trending in the business community. Starting in May, additional […]

Read Article

Become A Member

Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond.
Back to top