Toll Brothers eyes NYC-area tennis stadium

Luxury builder Toll Bros. is one of several developers looking into the redevelopment of a historic tennis stadium just outside of Manhattan.

By Mary Beth Nevulis, HousingZone Contributing Editor | August 18, 2011
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Luxury builder Toll Bros. is one of several developers looking into the redevelopment of a historic tennis stadium just outside of Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reported on its blog.

The West Side Tennis Club’s leadership recently issued a request for proposals for the stadium that housed U.S. Open Tennis championships for decades. Monday, several would-be developers toured the site located in an upscale Queens, N.Y. neighborhood. Proposals are due in October.

A club representative declined to comment on developer’s interest.

But Toll, one of the country’s largest home builders, confirmed that division president David Von Spreckelsen attended Monday’s tour. The Horsham, Penn.-based company, which builds single-family homes and luxury condos, declined to comment further.

The 15,000-seat facility housed hasn’t been used much since the U.S. Open Tennis moved to a bigger space in Flushing Meadows, Queens, in the late 1970s.

For more information: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2011/08/16/toll-in-play-at-new-york-tennis-stadium/

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