Hudson Yards, New York

A 17 million sq.ft. mixed use scheme

A 17 million sq.ft. mixed use scheme

Nigel Gillingham

Sitting between Chelsea Market (Meat Packing district) and Clinton (Hell’s Kitchen) Hudson Yards is a 17 million sq.ft development. This mixed use scheme will include commercial, residential, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and 20 restaurants. Further to this there will be approx. 500 houses, 750 seat school and 150 room luxury hotel. This will all be set within stunning gardens and public realm.  
I met the President of retail leasing, Webber Hudson who gave me a very thorough overview of the scheme. It reminds me of Canary Wharf with its aspirational tenant mix, quality of public realm and aspirations to combine residential and commercial. The retail elements will include 7 levels of shops and restaurants for some of New York's finest shops, a bespoke mix of independent and niche retailers. 
The catering will also include “The Kitchens” which is inspired by market places and food halls of Europe, as well as local independents and emerging brands.

Hudson Yards opens in Phases from 2017 and includes 14 acres of public realm with a massive new tree lined boulevard heading north into Clinton. A site well worth visiting as its sure to be an inspiration of the future.


http://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com/