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Architects Debate the City’s Proposed Zoning Changes, DCP Confirms Market-Rate Parking Minimums Will Remain

If there’s one thing that community boards, developers and architects can agree on, it’s that the city’s zoning code is outdated, restrictive and unclear. So the Department of City Planning is trying to get feedback from architects, planners and communities on its proposed zoning changes, which are meant to spur the construction of affordable and senior housing.

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55-12 Van Doren Street

11 Residential Units, Three Buildings Sketched for 55-12 – 55-16 Van Doren Street in Corona

Allied Realty Partners LLC has filed applications for three three-story residential buildings, each measuring 8,750 square feet — two buildings containing four units, one with three — at 55-12 – 55-16 Van Doren Street, in Corona. Angelo NG + Anthony NG Architects Studio is designing, and the existing two-story structure at No. 55-14 was approved for demolition last Fall.


31-08 Northern Boulevard

Criterion Group Set to Acquire Long Island City Development Site on Northern Boulevard for $40 Million

The Criterion Group plans to purchase the two-story property assemblage at 31-08 Northern Boulevard, in northern Long Island City, for $40 million, per The Real Deal. The development site boasts 253,000 square feet of building potential, but no plans for development have been proposed. The property last traded for $3.6 million in 2004, and the latest transaction should close this month.



61 Wythe Avenue

Williamsburg Warehouse Property at 61 Wythe Avenue Up for Sale as Development Site

The low-rise brick structures housing the Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery — spanning 61-71 Wythe Avenue, in northern Williamsburg — are on the market, reports Crain’s Business. Although leases don’t expire for a couple more years, if community space is included, up to 170,000 square-feet of mixed-use commercial and community-use development rights could be utilized. The assemblage is being valued at over $50 million.


92 8th Avenue

Revealed: 92 Eighth Avenue, New Chelsea Apartment Building Replacing Sandy-Damaged Structure

When Hurricane Sandy hit, most of the damage to Manhattan came in the form of flooding, but some buildings were also casualties of high winds. That was especially true at 92 Eighth Avenue, located between 14th and 15th Streets in Chelsea, as the structure’s facade collapsed during the storm, leaving the interiors exposed. But fortunately it is finally being replaced, and YIMBY now has the reveal for the new building, designed by C3D Architecture.

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Empire Outlets

Developers Break Ground on Empire Outlets Mixed-Use Project in St. George

DNAinfo reports BFC Partners have broken ground this week on Empire Outlets, a 100-store mall at 35 Richmond Terrace, in St. George. The development will also include an 11-story, 190-unit mixed-use hotel and residential building, and the entire project will total 443,000 square feet. DNAinfo also broke news of the mall’s most recently signed tenants; Applebee’s, Gap, and White House Black Market will together take 100,000 square feet, joining H&M and Nordstrom Rack.




719 7th Avenue

SL Green Planning New Four-Story Retail Building at 719 7th Avenue Near Times Square

SL Green Realty has filed applications for a four-story, 6,020 square-foot commercial building — rising 57 feet tall — at 719 7th Avenue, in Midtown’s Theater District. The job description states the building will be solely for retail, and will feature signage above the roof. TPG Architecture is designing, and the existing three-story building was approved for demolition back in December.





57 Orchard Street

Revealed: 57 Orchard Street, 15-Story Tower Coming to the Lower East Side

While escalating prices are a bad thing, zoning limitations and historic districts are quickly turning the Lower East Side into one of the only parts of New York City where attractive and occasionally avant-garde architecture is legitimately feasible. YIMBY can now reveal the design for one of the neighborhood’s dwindling number of development sites, at 57 Orchard Street, where DXA Studio is designing a 15-story condominium tower.

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