For those of you (like me) who have been wondering what the heck they’re building on the corner of Park Ave and N. Carll, Georgia Wescott spills the beans over on her Facebook Page.
Friday is the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony for Village Park Condominium. The Westcott Group is proud to be the exclusive Realtor for Village Park.
No information on what kind of units or how many, but I assume that will be forthcoming shortly. I’m very interested to see what they’re planning to build.
It seems to me to be a poor time to be putting more condo units on the market, although maybe not if they’re more “affordable” units.
That site used to house the Little Flower Senior Living Residence. About a year before the property was sold in November of 2008, the prior owner had applied for a variance to construct 14? 16? attached residential units. Whatever approvals were eventually obtained by the current owners is probably similar to the initial proposal.
Bummer for the folks trying to sell their house on 99 Park.
Nobody is going to buy the house at 99 Park anyway, so no worries there.
I guess not. That was the very first house we looked when we decided to start looking; its DOM is how I calculate when we started looking for houses. We went to the first open house. I absolutely fell in love with it. The stream. The proximity to the state land. The cemetery right behind it. The porch. Detached garage.
But the “buts” list was too long.
And then that S. Carll, by the library popped up. Many similar features. And sold quickly for list price.
Anyway. This post is about the condos, not 99 Park. I hope they’re cute. That’s all.
I recently went to look at 99 Park. Originally it was Debra who wrote it up. I was working that Sunday.
I was a little dubious about her reference to the “stairs of death”, but then I saw what she meant. I could definitely see coming down those stairs late at night, half asleep, and going ass over tea kettle.
I agree…a lot of “buts” for 99 Park.
I’m very curious about what the price point for those Condos is going to be. The Green Meadow condos seem to be selling in the mid to low threes now.
Back when the little flower owner was going to do the construction..she refused to divulge a price…however i remember 500K getting tossed around as they were high end units with garages on the ground floor, similar to the Babylon Cove layout on Salt Meadow. With the obvious market changes, and the ownership change..this should be quite a different market pricing strategy. Good luck on your search. I hope it was one of the one’s I was thinking of.
Great weather today, unfortunately saw a few boats being hauled today…fall is approaching.
there will be 14 units, and they will sell for $650,000 or so. they apparently will be very nice and built very well. garages included.
still that would have been a perfect place for some units that maybe a young couple starting out could afford, especially if one or both of them work in the city and could take the train.
Who the hell would pay $650K to live next door to a dentist, across from a masseuse, and overlooking the beauteous Babylon train station? And right in the middle of Babylon Village’s low-end apartment cluster? (I mean no disrespect by that, I lived in one of those apartments for years–not on Park, though.) I was expecting much cheaper ($400K-$450K?)two-bedroom condos targeting young couples or empty nesters, the types who don’t need a yard and don’t want to take care of it, and who either work in the city or like to take the train in for fun. I suspect that they’re going to sell as well as the “Victorian Colonials” down the road built on the old Knights of Columbus hall site.
I do have some insight into the planned pricing as I was approached for a pre construction deal – $500k – $550k with a very high end of finishing. In another locale, I would have been interested but Debra is right -the neighborhood is not going to attract buyers with that kind of resources. The train proximity is far outweighed by the intrusive noise levels and the “views” can only be described as less than desirable. Town would not allow density that would be needed to go after two BR market…as it is, the Town delayed this project for more than a year with its requirements to build fewer units than planned.
I was looking forward to something going up that would be affordable for single income people. But it looks like I’ll be living in someone elses basement forever since I can’t afford homes on my own with these prices. For those prices I would rather have a yard that I can call my own. Oh well..
I don’t know what your personal situation is, youngtrainrider, but you might think about one of those Co-ops on The Crescent. They’re very cheap right now.
Those Co-ops aren’t a bad idea for someone with a single income. I happen to know someone selling one, in fact… (no, not us!)