GDC Opens Gateway Townhomes; Continues Construction on Fort Hill Apartments Project

Real Estate In-Depth | August 2018

From left, County Department of Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond; Deputy Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons; Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey; Peekskill Deputy Mayor Kathleen Talbot; GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg; Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins and County Legislator John Testa.

PEEKSKILL—The revitalization of Downtown Peekskill is moving forward with a host of projects underway.

On July 26, Ginsburg Development Companies joined with Peekskill Mayor Andre K. Rainey and Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins and other city and county officials to celebrate the Grand Opening of GDC’s Gateway Townhomes development.

Meanwhile, GDC has commenced construction on another significant development—the $64.5-million mixed-use Fort Hill Apartments at the Abbey Inn development that is transforming the former St. Mary’s convent property into a resort-style tourist destination. When completed, Fort Hill will feature 178 luxury rental apartment units, as well as a spa, inn and restaurant.

Located at the “Gateway” to Peekskill at 700 Main St., Gateway Townhomes is the first new construction in this area of Main Street in more than 65 years. The $5.2-million development features 16 rowhouse townhome-style condominiums with a selection of triplex three-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,756 square feet to 1,915 square feet. Fourteen of the townhomes will be sold at market rate prices, starting at $335,000. Two two-bedroom units will be offered as affordable workforce housing for those making up to 80% of the Westchester County Median Income, with the sales price pending notification of certain grants.

Exterior of the Gateway Townhomes

The first floor of each townhome features an entrance hall, home office/guest room and a two-car garage. The second floor consists of the living and dining rooms with a large eat-in kitchen, with the top floor featuring two or three bedrooms. The townhomes are within walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. Residents of Gateway Townhomes will share a shuttle bus to the Peekskill Metro-North Station with GDC’s nearby Fort Hill development.

“The Peekskill we dream of still lies ahead. Housing, power, water and sanitation for all; bank accounts and insurance for every citizen; connected and prosperous, smart and sustainable cities. The Gateway is one of the first projects that welcomes this dream come true,” said Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey.

“This wonderful new residential development will provide an attractive gateway to the City of Peekskill, which is undergoing an exciting renaissance. We are particularly pleased to offer reasonably priced condominium living that is convenient to Downtown Peekskill and its many great restaurants and shops. We look forward to continuing our commitment to Peekskill’s revitalization with the grand opening soon of our new Fort Hill Apartments development, which is just up the road from this project,” said Martin Ginsburg, principal of GDC.

Joining the grand opening ceremony were several county officials including Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Deputy Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons, County Department of Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond and County Legislator John Testa. Westchester County assisted the City of Peekskill in purchasing the site prior to GDC’s involvement in the project.

GDC is anticipating a grand opening in September of the first phase of Fort Hill Apartments at the Abbey Inn.