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A rendering of The Renny at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem. (Image via BRP Development) A rendering of The Renny at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem. (Image via BRP Development)
In 2015, the city approved applications to begin construction on The Renny, a new mixed-use development in Central Harlem between West 137th and West 138th Street. Today, that development, designed by GF55 and developed by BRP Companies, is near completion, with the full exterior of the 8-story project now visible from street view. Located at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue), The Renny will offer 134 new mixed-income apartments. With the building almost done, we should expect a grand opening by the end of the year, as originally planned by the team.
Compared to renderings from when we last reported on the development, the building's current exterior shows some distinct differences. The original renderings gave the building a metal facade that was more sleek and modern. That metal facade has been substituted for bricks with colors and sizes that intentionally resemble the previous building on this property: the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom & Casino.
the-renny A recent photo The Renny, the mixed-use building under construction at the site of the Renaissance Ballroom & Casino. (CityRealty)
While the original business has been closed since 1979, the site's redevelopment has been a source of controversy for some, after a change in the property’s ownership turned a planned alteration of the Ballroom into a full demolition.
To ensure involvement of Harlem community members, the developers met with Community Board 10 in 2014 to receive input on the building’s design. The Board wanted a redesign of the exterior to keep it in style with the original Ballroom in an effort to keep its history alive, and BRP took those concerns into careful consideration as they altered the design.
Residential units begin on the third floor with between 17 to 21 units per floor, and those on the 7th and 8th floors will have private terraces, according to permits. Amenities will include tenant storage, a bike room, on-site laundry, a fitness center, a lounge with a kitchen and terrace, and a roof deck.
the-renny A recent photo shows design changes compared to early renderings of the project after developers met with community members.
In addition to the mixed-income apartments, the 155,000-square-foot building will have 22,000 square feet of dedicated community space, 18,000 square feet of street-level retail, and also an underground parking garage. The building is putting a focus on environmentally-conscious design and expects to receive a LEED silver certification. These green elements will include solar panels, water saving plumbing systems and a green roof.

BRP has yet to release interior renderings, but visit CityRealty’s The Renny profile for future coverage, and for listings once the building officially launches.
the-renny A Google Earth rendering of the The Renny's location at 2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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Contributor Julian McBride Julian is a Content Intern at CityRealty and a contributing writer for Market Insight. He's a native New Yorker and attends Brown University.