Along with his wife, Stan Rosen, 74, have moved into the Mason’s one-bedroom unit in late March to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren in Larchmont.
“We have a home in Connecticut that we’re renting. We’re kind of downsizing now,” Rosen said. “We like the big windows and floors and finishes.”
The complex’s amenities, including a fitness center; indoor/outdoor deck featuring a grilling area, a fire pit, and a kitchen; and residents’ lounge with billiards and private conference center are still under construction and are expected to open sometime in June.
Halpern noted that the Mason’s environmental-conscious aspects, such as its walkability to the village downtown and the train station, and its partnership with Greenspot, an electric-vehicle sharing service provider, have also been appealing to prospective tenants.
The market rents are subject to change, but currently, they start from $2,265 for studios, $2,710 for one-bedrooms, and $3,625 for two-bedrooms, reflecting one-month free rent on a first 13-month lease.
Gateway to the “Zone”
The complex is just outside of the village’s proposed maker zone overlay district, which aims to redevelop the village’s industrial neighborhood by providing more zoning flexibility to allow new uses such as retail and restaurants, while preserving the existing industrial uses.
John Verni, the village’s Planning Board chairman and co-chairman of the Industrial Area Redevelopment Steering Committee, said if the maker zone is realized, there would be a “synergy between the Mason and the maker zone.”
“They are very supportive of what we are doing,” Verni said of the developer.
Halpern said he wants the Mason complex to become the “gateway” to the new zone.
“It’s going to be incredible for our tenants and for the growth of the village,” he said. “It’s going to help connect the former industrial area and the downtown.”
The overlay district is currently going through a review process by the village.
A trend known as transit oriented development has been spreading in the Lower Hudson Valley. Thousands of residential units have been built or are currently under construction near commuter-rail stations in the region.
Most recently, a 26-unit condominium complex has been proposed for a site near the Larchmont train station. The development at 108-114 Chatsworth Ave., to be known as Centro Larchmont, would also include a 5,000-square-foot retail space on the first floor.