A 225-meter tall, 40-storey tower is planned for the site of the former Shinjuku Tokyu Milano movie theatre in Kabukicho. Construction is expected to start in July 2019 with completion tentatively scheduled for 2022.
Construction of The Parkhouse Shinjuku Gyoen, a 14-storey condominium located directly across the street from the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, reached completion last month.
The building contains 52 luxury residences ranging in size from 55 ~ 100 sqm (592 ~ 1,076 sq ft). When sales began back in early 2016, apartments were priced from 64 ~ 269 million Yen, with an average price of around 1,725,000 Yen/sqm.
Construction of Japan’s tallest apartment building based on total floor count has reached completion this month. The Parkhouse Nishi-Shinjuku Tower 60 is a 60-storey, 209 meter tall condominium located to the west of the Shinjuku business district.
It may not keep its title as the tallest building based on floor count for long – two 65~66-storey, 235m tall apartment buildings with as many as 3,200 apartments are tentatively planned for a site on the eastern side of Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt Hotel and less than 1,000 meters south of The Parkhouse.
*Update: This property is no longer available.
One of the first homes to be built in the Mejiro Bunka-mura subdivision is for sale. The pre-war home is one of just a very small number of surviving historic houses in this neighbourhood. As much as 70% of the Bunka-mura neighbourhood was destroyed during air raids in 1944 and 1945, while urban development in recent decades saw the demolition of many the few remaining original residences.
Although the age of this house is unknown, the Taisho-Modern style house could potentially be 90+ years old.
The property is being sold as land only, with the house to be included as-is. No value has been placed on the house as it is expected a buyer will demolish it to build a new one. As such, it is listed at land value.
All 47 apartments offered in the first round of sales in Mitsubishi’s The Parkhouse Shinjuku Gyoen condominium received applications on the first day. The building is now 90% sold.
An average of 2.1 purchase applications were made on each apartment, with the most popular apartment receiving 8 applications. The sales office received over 3,400 inquiries and had 600 groups through the show room since early March.
Nomura Real Estate Development, Tokyo Tatemono and two other developers are preparing to embark on one of Japan’s largest residential developments. Two 235-meter tall, 65-storey apartment buildings are planned for a site on the edge of Shinjuku’s bustling business district. The two towers will contain a total of 3,200 apartments.
Construction is scheduled to start in 2019, with completion by 2026. When complete, the two towers will be the tallest residential buildings in Japan based on floor count, and the largest development based on total apartment count.
A 88-year old traditional Japanese residence in the Ichigaya neighbourhood in Shinjuku will be partially demolished. The house was built in 1928 as a residence for a wealthy shipping industry magnate from Toyama Prefecture. It was designed by architect Tetsuro Yoshida, an architect for the Ministry of Communications.
The 2-storey, 582 sqm house sits on a 3,837 sqm landscaped block of land. It includes a blend of both traditional Japanese and western styles, and is one of the few remaining large pre-war homes in Tokyo.
A large development site situated between Shinjuku Park Tower/Park Hyatt and Opera City in Nishi Shinjuku may finally see some activity as the redevelopment association move forward on construction plans.
Current discussions call for two 65-storey high-rise residential towers containing around 3,200 apartments. A town planning decision will be made in 2016, and if approved, construction could begin in 2019.
A 60-storey condominium tower is currently under construction in Nishi Shinjuku 5 Chome. The Parkhouse Nishi Shinjuku Tower 60 was advertised as being the tallest apartment building in Japan based on the total number of floors, but if the Nishi Shinjuku 3 Chome Project goes ahead as planned, The Parkhouse won’t keep its title for long.
According to a recent article in the Shinjuku Shimbun, there are plans for two 60+ storey apartment buildings in Nishi-Shinjuku. A recent press release by the Real Estate Economic Institute suggests that the project will include two residential towers – a 66-storey and 50-storey tower containing a total of 2,500 apartments.
The Nishi-Shinjuku 3 Chome West District Redevelopment is located directly to the west of Shinjuku Park Tower (52 storeys; 235m). Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019.
Redevelopment discussions began back in 1993, but plans have been changed and delayed over the years. The original plans drawn up for this site in 2000 included four towers – a 77-storey office tower (339m), 2 x 66-storey residential towers (245m) and a 50-storey residential tower (190m). There was even talk of adding a new train station between Shinjuku and Hatsudai Stations on the Keio Line, or extending an underground pedestrian passageway to provide direct access from Shinjuku Station. However, obtaining consensus among landowners and acquiring the necessary parcels proved a difficult task. The project was delayed and eventually abandoned after the economic downturn in 2008.
Located in a prime commercial zone near the south exit of Shinjuku Station is a notorious block of vacant land that has been at the centre of a well-known scandal.
Due to the messy history behind this land, most people had given up on the thought of ever seeing this site redeveloped. However, the land is being put up for public auction on February 17, 2015, by the Tokyo Tax Office with a minimum bid set at 2.19 billion Yen (18.5 million USD).
The Shinjuku Building Incident
The site was once home to the Shinjuku Building – a 12-storey multi-tenant building built in 1983 and demolished in early 2011.