Construction Begins on Harrison Playhouse Lofts

Real Estate In-Depth | October 2018

From left, John Verni; Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont; NYS Senator Shelley Mayer; NYS Assemblyman Steve Otis, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker and Chris Verni. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER POPE PHOTOGRAPHY

HARRISON—John Verni and Chris Verni, partners in Verco Properties, recently broke ground on their latest project, the Harrison Playhouse Lofts in Downtown Harrison.

“The Verni brothers look forward to jump starting the rebirth of Downtown Harrison as the next great destination in Westchester County,” said John Verni. In attendance were Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, New York State Assemblyman Steve Otis, and Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker.

The Harrison Playhouse Lofts project is an adaptive reuse of the old Harrison movie theater that has been closed for more than a dozen years. The project is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that will add 36 luxury rental units as well as a new street-level café on Purdy Street and refurbished stores on Harrison Avenue.

Designed by noted architect, Stephen Tilly Architects, known for their “green building” projects and historical restoration work, the Harrison Playhouse Lofts will incorporate several environmentally sustainable design elements to be one of the first Westchester County buildings to satisfy the FitWel™ standard, the world’s leading healthy building certification.

The project will be built by Murphy Brothers Contracting of Mamaroneck who have built several high-end, boutique residential projects along the Sound Shore of Westchester County as well as many luxury homes in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Sterling National Bank will provide the financing for the transit-oriented development. No further financial details were released on the amount of the financing or the cost of the repurposing project.