MANHATTAN — Luxury condos in a former St. Vincent's Hospital building on West 12th Street will soon move one step closer to finding tenants.
Rudin Management CEO and vice chairman Bill Rudin said in a television appearance on Monday that the sales office for the condos will open Nov. 7.
Rudin Management bought the 130 W. 12th St. building, which was not included in the public review process currently underway for development of other St. Vincent's buildings, in 2007 and gutted it after St. Vincent's moved out in 2008.
Accompanied by on-screen text that read "Rudin's Victory in the Village," Rudin said on the Bloomberg TV show "In the Loop" that he anticipated strong buyer interest in the homes, which will range in price from $1.4 million to $12.9 million, according to information released in September.
"We think demand's going to be very strong," Rudin said. "It's a very supply-constrained market — the West Village, very hot in terms of where people want to live. And we're going to bring the product that we think the buyers want."
The building's 42 units range from a 869-square-foot one-bedroom to a 3,875-square-foot four-bedroom. They will have white oak hardwood floors, Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, as well as lighting designed by building architect Cook + Fox, according to Rudin Management's previous statement on the building.
Rudin Management expects to receive LEED certification for the building, which will produce some energy on site, have a green heating and cooling system, and provide filtered air and water, they said.
Rudin said in his TV appearance that the condo building would meet a housing need in the Village.
"The West Village is a very, very strong market. There's not a lot of product," he said. "And if you find an apartment, you need to spend a lot of money renovating it. Our product will be totally finished with great design features."
Rudin Management's application for the city to rezone the former St. Vincent's site has proposed 450 additional residential units.