Developer Says Luxury Condo Coming to Downtown Larchmont


Rye -based developer Elk Homes says it will build a 26-unit luxury condominium residence on Chatsworth Avenue, in the heart of  the Village of Larchmont.

Centro Larchmont would occupy the site of vacant retail spaces, formerly a food market and flower shop, which are slated for demolition.

Elk says the 26-unit development, to be built at 112 Chatsworth Avenue and 65 Wendt Avenue will include 23 market rate and 3 affordable condominium residences ranging in size from 900 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Centro Larchmont will feature an elegant lobby entrance and will include 5,000 square feet of modern retail space along Chatsworth Avenue.

Information about when construction will begin was not available.The project will include redevelopment of the current Village parking lot on the north side of Wendt Avenue, which will become a two-story parking structure.  Elk Homes says it will also provide and maintain a new ten-foot wide accessible pedestrian walkway from the parking lot to Chatsworth Avenue.

22 thoughts on “Developer Says Luxury Condo Coming to Downtown Larchmont

  1. It should be troubling to everyone in the town that this could be “approved” without any input from the community. Why do we need more luxury housing when the huge development over by 95 is half empty? This building is way too big. I am all for keeping the town vibrant, but this doesn’t seem like the answer.

  2. Chatsworth Avenue School is already over crowed with no more space to expand. Where will the children of these new units go to school ? Are you going to pack more in Chatsworth and add to class size . Do I understand the teachers have not received a cost of living raise to match inflation in years but we will give them more children!
    Are there any public meetings about this ? When and where ?

  3. This is great, it will make downtown Larchmont nicer. Hopefully with more people living there we will be more likely to get a small grocery store, somewhere where it’s easy to buy something on the way home from the train. It’s only 26 units and they’re adding parking, so I don’t see any downside except for the construction annoyances.

  4. This looks fabulous.I am all for it. Wonder what the prices will be?
    I have worked in Larchmont for 40 years and I owned Excessorize for 25 years. This will be a welcoming addition to the town

  5. One of the main reasons people don’t shop often in the Village is due to lack of parking. Ask any former store owner and they cite that as the major reason businesses fail. People (I for one) get sick of circling and circling, looking for spaces, so I just keep driving and get whatever I needed elsewhere, like the internet. Thank you to the developer for agreeing to build much needed parking. It will go a long way to help the entire business area.

    Also, studies have shown that empty nesters want to stay in their communities but don’t want the headaches of maintaining a home. It will be nice to have an additional option to keep people from fleeing our wonderful community.

  6. The plan is for a two story parking structure where the lot is behind red mango. Also pls remember there is always a lengthy process with these projects and things can change and morph.

  7. How long will the parking lot on Wendt be out of commission? Want to know what kind of strain will be on parking spots then until this “2 story parking structure” will be built.

  8. Bad for Larchmont, bad for home owners, good for whomever is reaping the windfall of selling these apartments. Urbanization if Larchmont will drive down property values of homes here. Compare Larchmont now to even ten years ago, more crowded, less open space, fewer trees, no parking, fewer beach memberships (a lottery this year for the first time). We risk becoming the upscale section of New Rochelle.

  9. Has this thing been approved by anyone other than the developer? What stage in the Village’s approval process is it in?

  10. People, density is good in central business districts like Larchmont. Here’s why: people equal commerce. Empty storefronts beget restaurants. Restaurants beget nightlife. Check out New Rochelle’s downtown renaissance. It’s a result of density, people, apartments. Why is Mamaroneck so vibrant and Larchmont so, yawn, not? People. Density. Money to be made. You probably call yourselves capitalists, so recognize this as a benefit of capitalism!

  11. Three “affordable” seems amusing and how about the scale of the proposed building compared to the rest of the block? Also not mentioned yet is the generic “any town” architecture.

  12. It’s about time. Our village needs a serious facelift and the parking structure is seriously in need. I certainly understand the classroom issues, my son went to Chatsworth. But I agree that the number of school-age kids in this kind of building will be minimal. Thank you investors, and you know who you are!

  13. I would like to know how this project has gotten approval?!?! The schools are bursting and struggling w increased class sizes and no field space for youth sports and a developer gets approval for MORE housing?! The town infrastructure/ facilities- schools, streets, parking CANNOT handle more residents/housing of that scale.

    We need parking strauctires built – turf fields etc., not more housing!

    And to claim that families will not reside there seems preposterous.

  14. The developer mentions that the proposed building is unlikely to be home to many children. The increased traffic is more troublesome, and a two-deck parking structure on Wendt might be too much. Larchmont isn’t NYC.

  15. Larchmont needs more classrooms rather than condos. The school district is already oversubscribed and this will only exasperate the problems faced by the schools. I don’t see how this can be approved without taking this into consideration.

      • My neighbors, with two kids, recently moved to The Cambium, so yes, there are kids living there.
        I always log onto a developer’s web site to get accurate information about how its development will “benefit the community.” Anyone want to buy a bridge to Brooklyn?

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