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New Home for Silicon Harlem

Silicon Harlem – currently located up at 148th Street – is going to have a new home, along with affordable and mixed income housing on West 126th street.

The project is called Balton Commons, and is a $19-million mixed-use development currently under construction at 267 West 126th Street. The seven-story building will have 4,500 square feet of tech incubator space managed by Silicon Harlem, 1,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, 1,350 square feet of community facility space, and 37 residential units of housing for residents between 30 and 90 percent of the area median income.

Designed by Aufgang Architects, the structure is being built to Passive House standards.

Residential amenities include a fitness center, a shared laundry room, bicycle parking, and common outdoor spaces. Units will come in a mix of 11 studios, 12 one-bedrooms, 11 two-bedrooms, and three three-bedroom units. Residents can expect self-regulated heating and cooling, and dishwashers. Some homes will also have private terraces.

Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2021.