Janus Expands Manhattanville Factory District with Deal for Vacant Lot
The Janus Property Company has again expanded the footprint of the Manhattanville Factory District in West Harlem, acquiring 437 W. 126th St., a 1,600-square-foot vacant lot centrally located within the District and connecting the Taystee Lab Building and Malthouse via a through-block passageway.
The property will be used as a landscaped passive recreation area and pass-through that will connect a contiguous pedestrian greenway from West 125th to 128th Streets across the District.
“This acquisition is an important piece of Janus’ vision of a publicly-accessible, pedestrian-friendly district,” said Janus founder Scott Metzner. “Working closely with our landscape architect Terrain Work and the community, we are continuing to grow a unique and inviting outdoor space for the existing neighborhood and new commercial, community-facility and life sciences tenants.”
The lot will be landscaped as part of the greenway that will run from 125th Street to a 30,000-square-foot garden at 128th Street.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).