Permits Filed: 22-44 Jackson Avenue

22-44 Jackson Avenue, rendering by H. Thomas O'Hara

Now that the controversy over the towers that will rise at the site of the old 5 Pointz open-air graffiti gallery has quieted down, construction is soon to commence, according to the developer.

Architect H. Thomas O’Hara filed building permits this morning for the project at 22-44 Jackson Avenue. When reached by phone, developer David Wolkoff at G&M Realty told YIMBY that demolition will likely start in a few weeks, and groundwork and construction should begin in three to five months.

The two towers will contain a total of 1.2 million square feet of floorspace, the majority of which will be spread among the 1,000-plus rental apartments (the building permit put the exact number at 1,116, though previous reports pegged it a bit lower; in any case, around 20 percent will be let at below-market rates). The site will also contain nearly 40,000 square feet of commercial space, including retail and 20 artists’ studios, and significant amounts of open space.

5Pointz

5 Pointz in its heyday, which the Wolkoffs generously allowed to be used as a canvas for aerosol artists for years at rents far below market

22-44 Jackson Avenue will also contain a public garage with room for 262 cars. While so much parking is not ideal for a location with excellent transit accessibility, Wolkoff’s hands were tied by the city: in order to take advantage of the enormous 60 percent density bonus available in this part of Long Island City, which has no minimum parking requirements, he must build a 250-space public garage.

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Revealed: 42-14 Crescent Street

42-14 Crescent Street pre-demo (via Google Maps) and rendering by John Fotiadis

Development in Long Island City’s Court Square area has been somewhat patchy, with dense buildings sprouting on blocks of low-slung warehouses. Crescent Street has been the exception, with the stretch just north of the Queensboro Bridge filling out, and forming the neighborhood’s first new continuous street wall; 42-14 Crescent Street will soon become the neighborhood’s latest addition.

With the part north of the Queensboro nearly built out, Meadow Partners has turned their attention south of the bridge, as we reported on Friday. There, they’ll erect a 48-unit rental building designed by John Fotiadis, for which YIMBY has now obtained a rendering.

42-14 Crescent Street

42-14 Crescent Street, rendering by John Fotiadis

Long Island City is the only part of the outer boroughs where large residential projects are not required to include parking, and like the other builders on Crescent Street, Meadow Partners will not include a single spot.

The design will be a notch above typical new construction in Manhattan and Queens, and the building will house luxury rentals. A brick facade will be interlaced with metallic accents, and the resulting infill development will contribute positively to Court Square’s urban evolution.

The 13-story building will contain studios, one- and two-bedrooms; construction on 42-14 Crescent Street is expected to start in the fall and wrap up by the end of 2015.

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Changing NYC Workforce Means Changing Office Needs

Related's Hudson Yards towers, image by Related/Oxford and Visualhouse

A slew of super-sized office buildings are set to rise in Manhattan over the next several years, punctuating the city’s skyline with new spires of glass. Towers with over 10 million square feet of class A space – at the World Trade Center, Hudson Yards and Midtown proper – are either under construction or looking for tenants and financing.

With tenants lined up at for the first two office buildings at Hudson Yards and nearly half of the space committed at One and Four World Trade Center, these glittering giants are going for the globe’s elite corporations. Marquee tenants desire marquee buildings. Ten million square feet of Class A office space is set to rise in New York in the next few years, most of it underwritten by billions of dollars of public investments and tax abatements.

But as much as the city’s future competitiveness rests with satisfying the office needs of Fortune 500 companies, it also depends on attracting and nurturing startups in high-growth industries like tech, media, and design. These firms require a different sort of office space, and they’re finding it in less traditional buildings outside of Midtown’s office district.

There is rising concern that the city will not have enough flexible office space that meets the needs of startups, tech firms and creative businesses. City officials hope that it is these types of businesses that will propel the city’s economy through the 21st century, just as finance did during the second half of the twentieth.

These firms tend to shun the corporate Class A tower for more flexible spaces in Class B and Class C buildings. They are seeking space in Chelsea, Midtown South, Downtown, and Brooklyn, most often in pre-war buildings that are often cheaper and better suited to layouts preferred by high-growth industries.

“Tech companies are finding characteristics in pre-war buildings that they’re not finding in new office buildings,” says Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects and Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate. He notes that 85 percent of new, young companies are in older, pre-war buildings rather than Class A office towers.

Part of the reason is based on economics, but the preference for pre-war also reflects deeper changes in workplace culture: an aversion of the corporate aesthetic, an emphasis on collaboration, and a blurring of the lines between one’s “work life” and “social life.”

Tech and creative firms value collaboration, something that does not happen in sequestered offices on separate floors. Collaboration takes place in shared spaces, co-working stations, and other spaces intended to maximize “casual collisions of the workforce.” Pre-war buildings provide the opportunity to accommodate these arrangements in a way that is often difficult or impossible in corporate towers.

The preference for more collaborative spaces reflects foundational and long-lasting changes in the way people delineate their work lives from their social lives. It also reflects how the boundaries of the “workspace” have expanded to include our homes, our commutes, the café, and the park. It is no longer necessary to stay at one’s desk in order to work.

The workspace is now spilling out of office buildings and into neighboring parks, cafés, and even beer halls. As a result, neighborhoods matter, and young firms want 24-hour neighborhoods where jobs and housing are mixed together with restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

This type of working arrangement started with tech companies, but as Chakrabarti notes, “The reality is that most new young companies are tech companies,” including those in architecture. “I’d consider SHoP a tech company.” The upshot is that these new workplaces will become the new normal.

The move towards shared spaces means that companies need fewer square feet per worker than traditional office layouts. It also means that the single-purpose office district will become increasingly unattractive to newer firms.

 

55 Hudson Yards

55 Hudson Yards, image by Related/Oxford and Visualhouse

Growth in creative and technology firms is outpacing that in finance, and developers of Class A space may be beginning to get the message. As the website for 55 Hudson Yards proclaims, the building will feature “efficient and flexible workspace” for “a work/life integration that enhances employee performance.” 10 Hudson Yards will bridge over the High Line Park with a 60-foot public passageway through the building. One can imagine employees at Coach or L’Oreal bringing their laptops down to the park to collaborate on a new project.

But this space will surely be too expensive for the smaller firms that make up another important pillar of the city’s economy. There is an emerging consensus that the city’s focus must shift to growing the supply of Class B and C office space. The city actually lost 6.2 million square feet of Class B and C space since 2000, even as demand has heated up. The city’s Economic Development Corporation estimates that all the remaining space will be full by 2018. If more space doesn’t become available, the city risks missing out on the next wave of high-growth firms.

Seth Pinsky, former president of the city’s Economic Develoment Corporation and now with RXR Realty, recently said, “There needs to be affordable space for the small companies and start-ups we talk so much about attracting to the city,” noting that up to 15 million square feet of affordable space may be lost in the coming years.

And while some of this growth will happen in Manhattan, policymakers and developers are increasingly focusing on the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront for new job growth. While a developer needs at least $67/square foot to break even on a new development in Midtown South, only $46/square foot is needed in Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City, according to the EDC.

Domino Redevelopment

Two Trees’ Domino Redevelopment, image by SHoP

Bellwethers include the Watchtower properties, with 1.3 million square feet of space, and the New Domino development’s 500,000 square feet of office space. Smaller conversions like 1000 Dean Street and 29 Ryerson Street, both in Brooklyn, will also be a critical component of any strategy to grow space for startups and creative firms.

The de Blasio administration is also rethinking the role of industrial zones along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. Planning commission chair Carl Weisbrod recently talked of industrial zones in Long Island City, musing whether “the city can manufacture space by going vertical for industrial use, allowing businesses to expand.” His idea of vertical manufacturing spaces sounds a bit like the type of space favored by tech and creative startups.

The challenge is that Class B and C office space often doesn’t command the rents necessary to cover the cost of adaptive redevelopment, not to mention new construction. “We get the sense that the marketplace is struggling to build new office space for these newer kinds of companies,” says Chakrabarti.

He suggests that the city step in to provide assistance to property owners in older commercial buildings to upgrade their facilities and broadband access. “There needs to be a new type of building, a ‘Class T’ building that gets away from the A, B, C classification.”

Others warn about losing valuable commercial space to residential use. The EDC predicts that another 12 million square feet of Class B and C space will be lost to residential conversions in the next 12 years. There is also talk that the de Blasio administration is considering whether housing should be allowed in the city’s industrial zones.

Jonathan Bowles of the Center for an Urban Future commented on Long Island City’s industrial zones, “I think that we ought to be looking; should that be preserved, tech companies in the next few years may be able to go there—or creative businesses.”

While the city must ensure that construction, transportation, and warehousing firms have a space in the city, there are definitely places where housing and jobs can coexist. Chakrabarti explains, “This isn’t just about housing, it’s about the ecology of people’s lives. We want to start building these communities where people can walk to work or bike to work.”

This was central to the plan at New Domino, and “At Domino, there’s an intent to build the ecology of an entire neighborhood.” (The fact that local politicians would more readily accept a density boost if it came in the form of office space probably didn’t hurt either.)

The city should also consider the live/work approach when reevaluating its plans for Midtown East. Both commercial and residential space should be included in new buildings, with a higher allowable density to ensure that enough new office space is still built. Conversions should not necessarily be discouraged, as more residents and uses would breathe new life into the neighborhood, with the Financial District offering a prime example of resurgent vitality due to similar conditions.

Housing is also a vital component at Hudson Yards, as is the pedestrian environment. The more employees arriving by bike or via The High Line, the more successful the neighborhood will be.

As the nature of the office market changes—preferences, workplace culture, the blurred lines between the office and the surrounding neighborhood—developers and policymakers must react. By focusing on growing startup-friendly buildings—especially in Brooklyn and Queens—the city can work to replace the exodus of manufacturing employment. And by rethinking established office districts as opportunities for additional residential development, the city can meet the needs of tomorrow’s high-growth firms.

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Permits Filed: 42-14 Crescent Street

Existing low-rise at 42-14 Crescent Street, image via Google Maps

The first permits are up for a new 13-story development coming to 42-14 Crescent Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood; Meadow Partners is listed as the site’s developer, and John Fotiadis is the architect of record.

Filings indicate that 42-14 Crescent Street will be mostly residential, spanning 39,879 square feet, though a 746 square-foot retail component will help enliven the streetscape. The development will total 45 units, and the structure will stand 158 feet tall.

Given the generous ceiling heights, something relatively high-end would seem likely, and as Court Square continues to boom, the neighborhood will see more upscale projects begin to rise. While 42-14 Crescent Street’s scope is relatively limited, the building will still present an opportunity to improve the streetscape, given the development will replace an unattractive low-rise that does not live up to the site’s potential.

42-14 Crescent Street

42-14 Crescent Street, image via Google Maps

Demolition permits for the existing structure were approved in March, and construction on Meadow Partners’ project is likely imminent. A vacant lot next door also begs for development, and with construction picking up across all of Long Island City, Crescent Street may soon be brimming with new projects.

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Revealed: 32-04 38th Avenue

32-04 38th Avenue pre-construction, image from Google Maps

In 2008, the Dutch Kills neighborhood — situated between Astoria and Long Island City — was rezoned for residential use. The change was hardly generous, only allowing four-story buildings, but there were pockets of higher-intensity uses permitted, and at least one developer seems to have found such a site, just north of Sunnyside Yard.

32-04 38th Avenue

32-04 38th Avenue, image by ND Architecture & Design

At 32-04 38th Avenue, Arun Agarwal intends to build a six-story, 20-unit condominium building. The rendering depicts a handsome Bauhaus-inspired mid-rise with red accents, designed by ND Architecture & Design. The structure’s early modernist influences are undeniable, down to the porthole window on the ground level (ocean liner motifs were a staple of Streamline Moderne and related styles), and well executed.

The only unfortunate part is that the ground level appears mostly blank, likely due to the need to accommodate the 10-car garage – something that can’t be blamed on the architect or developer, since that’s exactly the number of spaces required by the city’s costly and ahistorical minimum parking requirements.

With the site located just a few blocks from two subway stations (the N/Q at 39th Avenue, and the M/R at 36th Street), each of which offers a less than 10 minute ride into Midtown Manhattan, the parking minimums are woefully out of step with the city’s goals of encouraging mass transit use, and the developer is projecting at least as much demand for biking as auto use (the project will also include parking for the same number of bikes, which are not required by code).

In contrast to the huge condos planned for ultra-luxury projects in Manhattan, 32-03 38th Avenue’s 20 units will be relatively small, packed into just 13,823 square feet of space, according to a building permit filed last year. The building will also include nearly 2,500 square feet of commercial space, for a total scope of 25,200 square feet once all common areas, mechanicals and parking are accounted for.

Demolition permits for the existing structure were filed in March, and construction of 32-04 38th Avenue is likely imminent.

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Permits Filed: 43-22 Queens Street

43-22 Queens Street, image via Google Maps

The first permits are up for another major residential development in Long Island City at 43-22 Queens Street, in Court Square, which is the site of the former Eagle Electric building. Rockrose is developing, and SLCE is the architect of record.

DOB filings indicate the tower will stand 54 stories and 580 feet tall, making it the second-tallest residential building in Queens. The scope will total 623,337 square feet, including 34,477 square feet of ground-floor retail; the remainder will be split between 783 apartments.

Curbed recently covered the history of the existing warehouse in a photo-essay, which also included details regarding the new tower. Per Rockrose head Justin Elghanayan, 80% of the warehouse will be preserved, with the adjacent skyscraper part of a larger 2,500-unit development.

43-22 Queens Street represents another positive step in the evolution of Court Square, which is rapidly transitioning into a high-density node; the number of residential projects continues to boom, and several large high-rises will soon begin construction. Rockrose is also developing 43-25 Hunter Street — revealed by YIMBY last week — which will add another 50-story building to the Long Island City skyline.

Heatherwood’s 42-12 28th Street remains the primary contender for the title of Queens’ tallest residential tower, and that project will rise 58 stories and 646 feet. If 43-22 Queens Street has any sort of architectural flourishes above its top floor, it could potentially vie for the title, though that would seem unlikely given that new high-rises in Court Square typically lack crowns or rooftop embellishments.

43-22 Queens Street

43-22 Queens Street, image via Google Maps

43-22 Queens Street will be just a few blocks from the E, M, N, Q, R, 7, and G trains, which will provide excellent transit accessibility for the tower. Momentum in Court Square continues to build, and as projects ranging from apartment skyscrapers to boutique condominiums begin construction, pressure will hopefully build for the redevelopment of nearby railyards that could host additional residential towers.

While no completion date for 43-22 Queens Street has been announced, the new filings suggest progress is imminent, and Rockrose’s latest development is another sign of Court Square’s rapid transition into an urban, walkable, and attractive neighborhood.

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Revealed: 43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street, image by SLCE

A project insider submitted fresh renderings for Rockrose’s development at 43-25 Hunter Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. The architect is SLCE, and permits were partially approved late last week.

The insider also has the latest details regarding scope, and 43-25 Hunter Street will be very substantial, with a gross measurement totaling 970,000 square feet. Ground-floor retail will comprise 19,400 square feet, and the remainder of the project will be divided between 974 apartments, with 20% set aside as affordable; the development will also be split between two components, with a 14-story building rising next to the larger tower.

43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street’s mid-rise component, image by SLCE

The project will include a host of amenities, including basketball courts, a billiard room, and a yoga studio. A setback above the tower’s 38th floor will be used as the roof deck, and views overlooking Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn will be comprehensive.

43-25 Hunter Street will also become one of the tallest buildings in Long Island City, standing 50 stories and 509 feet to its pinnacle. Among residential towers, only Heatherwood’s new skyscraper at 42-12 28th Street will be taller, and both developments should rise concurrently. While the Citigroup Building has long anchored Court Square’s skyline, it will soon be joined by several apartment projects that will add substantial heft.

43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street, image by SLCE

Large-scale developments like 43-25 Hunter Street will be essential to Court Square’s success, especially as the area will eventually become the densest neighborhood in Queens. Projects that fill out the streetscape and the skyline are key to future vibrancy, and Rockrose’s latest high-rise will do both; the firm has plans for over 1,500 additional units in the vicinity, which will further catalyze Long Island City’s evolution into a 24-hour Downtown.

Completion of 43-25 Hunter Street is tentatively slated for 2017.

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Revealed: 11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road, rendering by Raymond Chan

The first renderings are up for a new residential project in Long Island City, at 11-30 45th Road; the site is located across the street from the John F. Murray Playground, and MoMA’s PS1 is also right around the corner. George Xu of Murray Park South LLC is the developer, and Raymond Chan is the architect of record.

Permits — which were disapproved back in February — list the 6-story development’s total scope at 22,488 square feet, and it will be entirely residential. 11-30 45th Street will be split between 24 units, and will stand 70 feet tall.

11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road pre-demolition, via Google Maps

The LLC listed on permits would seem to be a subsidiary of Century Development Group, as the firm’s page on 11-30 45th Road is where the rendering comes from; the site also lists a conflicting total square footage of approximately 39,000 square feet, though the figure given by the DOB is likely more reliable.

As Long Island City continues to boom, smaller infill projects like 11-30 45th Road will be crucial to the neighborhood’s full transformation. When it comes to creating a walkable and appealing place for pedestrians, lateral development — and the expansion of attractive urbanity — is more important than sheer verticality.

11-30 45th Road

11-30 45th Road aerial, via Google Maps

Given that plans for 11-30 45th Street enhance the block’s street-wall, the project will likely contribute to the neighborhood’s emerging urban fabric in a positive way; the building’s facade should also be relatively attractive, with neutral-toned paneling.

Per Century’s website, the building will house condominiums, and completion is expected in 2015.

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Development Wrap: TF Cornerstone’s East Coast LIC

4610 Center Boulevard

YIMBY sat down with TF Cornerstone’s Sofia Estevez and Jon McMillan to discuss the firm’s recent work, including the Arquitectonica-designed East Coast Long Island City, which established an entirely new neighborhood. The development’s completion is a milestone for the Queens waterfront, which has quickly evolved from post-industrial to vibrant and walkable; with 4610 Center Boulevard now open — and already 50% leased — the company’s focus is about to shift to several other major sites across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Just below the East Coast site, TF Cornerstone is building the next phase of Hunter’s Point South, which will have 1,200 units. Other imminent developments include 33 Bond Street in Brooklyn — revealed below — and one of the largest buildings in Manhattan, at 606 West 57th Street.

YIMBY in bold.

What was the process behind TF Cornerstone’s acquisition of the East Coast site?

J: We bought it from Pepsi, gave it to the state, and then leased the land back from the state, because that gave us lots of development flexibility. It’s a 99-year lease. We also paid for the construction of all the infrastructure — the streets, the parks.

Aerial of 4610 Center Boulevard

Bird’s eye shot of 4610 Center Boulevard

And what was the most challenging aspect of building out such a large development?

S: It was really creating the neighborhood. That was the most difficult thing, because when we started, there was nothing here. The first building had 500 units, but it was the only building in the vicinity. In the next phase, we made sure to include amenities, as well as a Duane Reade, a market – all of that – but the waterfront was still quite raw. It’s difficult, but it’s what TF Cornerstone has always done. We did the same thing in Battery Park City and the West Village, where — once upon a time — there was also nothing.

What’s the neighborhood’s total retail square footage? 

J: I’d say about  40,000 square feet. The city didn’t want too much because it would compete with Vernon Boulevard, which is the more traditional main street. So we actually had to fight to get more.

Looking down at 4540 Center Blvd

Looking down at 4540 Center Boulevard from the roof of 4545

How many units are in 4610, and which building is the largest?

S: 4610 has 584 units, and 4545 is the largest — it has 820 apartments. We consolidated all of the amenities in two of the buildings — at the northern and southern ends of the site — and they sprawl out on top of the two parking garages.

4610 Center Boulevard

4610 Center Boulevard

When you were building East Coast, you had the Pepsi-Cola sign out in front; how did you decide to integrate it into the project?

S: When we bought site, part of the deal was that we had to keep the Pepsi sign up. It’s not landmarked, but it’s treated as such.

J: We eventually figured out where best to put it, and that’s right in front of 4610.

The Pepsi-Cola Sign

The Pepsi-Cola Sign, image from TF Cornerstone

So it was moved?

J: It was moved twice; it used to be on top of the Pepsi factory, so we took it off the factory and put it in front of 4720 for a while — and then when we completed 4610, we moved it over here.

And what did that process entail?

J: We actually used a little pickup truck to carry all the little letters back and forth. But each move cost over a million dollars. And some of the parts fell in the river — and we had divers go down to get it…

How did that happen?

J: They would lay the pieces along the waterway while we were working on the sign’s supports. They don’t know exactly what happened — it was either too windy, or vandals came along. But some of the little pieces — like the dot over the “i” — ended up in the East River. But obviously those bits have been rescued, and the sign is now in its final spot.

Midtown view from 4545's rooftop

Midtown view from 4545′s rooftop

Public and outdoor space are also major components of East Coast LIC – do the buildings have individual outdoor areas, too?

J: The buildings sit directly on the public park, but they also have their own backyards. Behind those areas is the actual public park, which measures about eight acres. The backyards also total about eight acres.

Do you have any other major projects on the near-horizon in the boroughs?

J: 33 Bond Street will soon begin construction near BAM. And, of course, Hunter’s Point South.

Hunter's Point South

Hunter’s Point South with the new TF Cornerstone buildings at right; image by ODA

What year do you expect to finish your buildings at Hunter’s Point South?

S: We should finish our Hunter’s Point South project in 2017. And that’s going to be very large, with 1,200 units.

How tall will 33 Bond be, and how far along is planning?

J: 25 floors. It’s not so much a tower, but it’s very large, and really enhances the street-wall. We’re actually done with planning, and that site is now moving into demolition and construction. That building will have 714 units, and 20% will be affordable.

33 Bond Street

33 Bond Street, image from TF Cornerstone

You also have a project at 606 West 57th Street – how many units is that going to have?

J: 1024.

606 West 57th Street

606 West 57th Street

I thought it was going to be the largest building in Manhattan — 1180 units, if I recall?

S: We dropped the total. And that just recently completed ULURP, so everything is a go for that project. Though we’re still about two years away from construction. Overall, we have a lot happening in the near future, and it’s truly an exciting time for us.

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Permits Filed: 37-14 36th Street

37-14 36th Street, via Google Maps

The first DOB filings are up for a mixed-use development at 37-14 36th Street, in Long Island City; the site’s developer is Michael Cohen of Jans Realty, and the architect of record is Montroy Andersen DeMarco.

Permits reveal the 10-story structure will span 102,315 square feet, split between a 53,698 square foot residential component, and 48,563 square feet of commercial space. There will be 85 units, and apartments would appear likely.

The Schedule A has additional details, and it seems that the auto dealership currently occupying the site will be relocated into the new structure, which will also include a repair facility. 37-14 36th Street’s lower levels won’t be completely vehicle-centric, and will include storage for 43 bicycles in the cellar. Apartments will begin on the third floor, which will also have extensive amenities and outdoor space for tenants.

37-14 36th Street

37-14 36th Street Aerial, via Google Maps

Redeveloping the existing dealership presents an opportunity for densification and revitalization; the project’s surrounds are relatively built-out, though the vicinity is currently dominated by storage facilities. 37-14 36th Street will add pedestrians to the neighborhood, which is well-positioned for future growth; the E, F, M, and R trains are around the corner, and the N and Q trains are only a few blocks away.

No completion date has been announced.

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