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P.S. 31 pictured mid-demolition in April, photo by Nathan Kensinger for Curbed

City Moves to Redevelop Crumbling P.S. 31 in the South Bronx

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.

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520 West 28th Street

Zaha Hadid’s 39-Unit Condo Building Above Street Level At 520 West 28th Street, Chelsea

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.


2 Weaver Street

14-Unit Luxury Rental Project Begins Construction At 2 Weaver Street, Scarsdale

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.


25-48 127th Street

Three-Family Building Planned At 25-48 127th Street, College Point

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.


66 North 3rd Street

Seven-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming To 66 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg

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.


108 Chambers Street

Greystone Planning 10-Story Building At 108 Chambers Street, Tribeca

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.



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Prospect Plaza Affordable Housing Rises in Ocean Hill

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.

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