Downtown Brooklyn is a hotbed for major new developments, with sites like 9 DeKalb Avenue set to sprout supertall towers in the near future. But smaller opportunities for positive transformations still abound within the myriad of older structures that compose the bulk of the neighborhood’s urban fabric, and one such opportunity is located at 50 Nevins Street, which is set for a redevelopment and expansion by the Institute for Community Living.
Hudson Yards is making major progress, with Related’s core redevelopment over the Eastern Yards now racing towards completion. While progress on the Western Yards is still a few years away, another large site on the southern side of West 30th Street is set for an impressive transformation from under-used retail and industrial buildings into a two-towered residential and commercial project that will top-out 700 feet above street level.
Excavation work is well underway at the site of a planned 59-story, 458-unit mixed-use tower under development at 138 Willoughby Street, located on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn. A photo reveals multiple excavators active on site, as well as footings for the foundation. The latest building permits have the project measuring 686,830 square feet and rising 696 feet to its parapet.
Small rental and condo projects are slowly reshaping the prewar streets of Astoria. Today we have a look at a rental development under construction at 37-14 31st Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 91 Port Richmond Avenue, located on the corner of Ann Street in Elm Park, a neighborhood on Staten Island’s North Shore. The project will measure 6,291 square feet, featuring 1,580 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by six residential units across the second through fourth floors. The apartments should average 785 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Century Consulting Corporation is the applicant of record. The 1,900-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits have not been filed.