Preservationists spent years decrying the state of the crumbling the 19th century P.S. 31 at 425 Grand Concourse in the South Bronx, until the city announced in April that it would demolish the landmarked Gothic building in April. Now the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has released an RFP (request for proposals) to redevelop the property into affordable housing.Read More
In northern Greenpoint, three mid-rise affordable residential buildings are going up, with 21 Commercial Street, a six-story, 93-unit residential building, the first to top out. In May, foundation work was underway at 33 Eagle Street, where a seven-story, 98-unit building is planned, and now construction is above street level, according to Brownstoner.
Six months ago, foundation work was underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, where Related Companies is developing an 11-story, 39-condo-unit building. Now construction is up to the second floor, according to Curbed. Zaha Hadid is designing, and the nearly 149,000 square-foot building will include 11,180 square feet of commercial space, which will be broken into two retail units on the ground floor, according to Schedule A. Completion is expected in 2016.
Construction has begun at 2-4 Weaver Street, in southern Scarsdale, on a three-story, 11-unit luxury rental building. Dubbed The Heathcote, the project also incorporates an existing tavern at the intersection, which will be renovated to include an additional three units and a fitness center. Occupancy is slated for Summer 2016. TREECO (The Real Estate Equity Company) is developing, and Richard Henry Behr Architects is designing, according to Westfair Communications.
Property owner Tony Romano has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 25-48 127th Street, in the southern end of College Point. The building will measure 2,895 square feet, which means units will average 965 square feet. The project will have off-street parking, and Frank Quatela is the architect of record.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot at 66 North 3rd Street, two blocks from the East River in North Williamsburg. The building will measure 12,290 square feet, and will feature a retail portion taking up 2,860 square feet on the ground floor. Residential units will average a condo-sized 1,345 square feet, and SRA Architecture + Engineering is the applicant of record.
Greystone is planning to develop a 10-story building at 108 Chambers Street, in Tribeca, according to Tribeca Citizen. The property was acquired in April for $17 million, and is currently home to a single-story retail building. The site has roughly 12,000 square feet of unused air rights, but Greystone plans to demolish the existing structure. Site preparation is expected to begin in the next few weeks, but demolition and new building applications have yet to be filed.
Back in April, YIMBY posted the first rendering for 160 West Street, a six-story residential development in the works near the Greenpoint waterfront. Now we have an updated look at the project, sent along by its broker, Ryan Serhant. The building, now dubbed The Gibraltar, is being developed by Saddle Rock Equities, and the architect is Joe Eisner, of Eisner Design.
Fifteen years ago, the city emptied out the block-long Prospect Plaza housing project in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, promising to redevelop and move the 1,500 former residents back in. Last year, NYCHA finally demolished the four dilapidated apartment towers and began construction on 364 units of affordable housing. YIMBY recently stopped by the site on Park and Prospect Places between Saratoga and Howard Avenues. Phase 1 of the development has taken shape on the north side of Prospect Place, and windows are already going in on both buildings.
Development is slowly taking hold in the sleepy industrial area just south of Jamaica’s railyards. A new building application was filed Friday for a nine-story hotel at 145-07 95th Avenue, a block from the Jamaica LIRR and Air Train stations.