766 Westchester Avenue

Two-Story, 57,450 Square-Foot Charter School Being Built At 766 Westchester Avenue, Woodstock

Mastermind Ltd. is currently developing a two-story, 57,450 square-foot commercial building at 766 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx neighborhood of Woodstock. According to Crain’s, the South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School reached a deal with the developer to lease the entire building, which amounts to 38,000 square feet of leasable space. The new location will allow to the school to accommodate 300-plus students enrolled in the sixth to eighth grades. The building should cost about $14 million and is expected to be completed in 2017. David Danois’ architecture firm is the architect of record.

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73 Starr Street

Five-Story, 24-Unit Residential Building Filed At 73 Starr Street, Bushwick

Lazer Waldman, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 24-unit residential building at 73 Starr Street, in western Bushwick, located five blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The project will encompass 23,240 square feet of space and will have 16,279 square feet of residential space. That means unit will average a rental-sized 678 square feet apiece. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. Multiple single-story warehouses must first be demolished.


690 North Avenue

Seven-Story, 310-Student Iona College Dormitory Under Construction At 690 North Avenue, New Rochelle

Iona College is currently building a seven-story, 310-student dormitory at 690 North Avenue, in New Rochelle, located in Westchester County. According to Westfair, construction began early last year and the project was recently awarded a $2.5 million from the state Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Board. The building will feature publicly accessible retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. Completion is expected sometime later this year, before the start of the fall semester.


149 Kent Avenue

Seven-Story, 164-Unit Residential Building Tops Out At 149 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

In late 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned seven-story, 164-unit mixed-use building at 149 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. The project has now topped out and much of the curtain wall is also installed, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. The building will measure 220,996 square feet in total, 129,522 square feet of which will be residential space. That means rental units will average 790 square feet apiece. The ground floor will contain 14,588 square feet of retail space in total across three separate units. Completion is expected sometime later this year, with 20 percent of the units renting at below market-rates. Global Design Strategies is designing and L+M Development is the developer.


461 Dean Street

32-Story, 363-Unit Mixed-Use Tower At 461 Dean Street Now At 25th Story, Prospect Heights

YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower rising at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, back in the summer of 2014, when the building was only six stories in height. The project, dubbed B2 and part of the 15-tower mega-development Pacific Park, has seen significant delays over the past few years, but the structure is now at the 25th floor. The New York Times reports 181 of the apartments will be rented at below market-rates. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 square feet for arena storage. Forest City Ratner is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design.


156 Devoe Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Planned At 156 Devoe Street, Williamsburg

Property owner Michael Librizzio has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 156 Devoe Street, in central Williamsburg, located two blocks south of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will encompass 7,455 square feet and residential space will measure 5,224 square feet. That means units will average a rental-sized 653 square feet apiece, although the two fourth-floor units may be slightly larger since they feature penthouse space. Mortar ARCH + DEV is the architect of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to remove the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse.