New York-based developer Grid Group has acquired seven lots at the Manhattanville Houses public housing complex in West Harlem to build an apartment tower.

Rendering of proposed tower on Amsterdam AvenueNYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority sold an empty site at 1440 Amsterdam Avenue to the developer for $28 million last month, according to multiple published reports, which will allow for the construction of a new 26-story building featuring 393 apartments and a supermarket on the ground floor.

The sales proceeds are to be used by NYCHA for repairs and upgrades to the six-building Manhattanville campus, which is home to roughly 3,000 residents.

Plans call for a building standing roughly 300 feet in height, which will include 120 residential units reserved for households earning up to 130 percent of the area median income level. GLUCK+ is designing the tower.

Project site on Manhattanville Houses complexNYCHA

The new tower is expected to start construction soon and be completed by summer 2026, while renovations to the Manhattanville Houses will start in 2024.