Two days ago, YIMBY reported that the IFC Center, at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village, would double the size of their theater, from five to 11 screens. The 9,743 square-foot expansion will fill the vacant lot behind the existing theater, and now Indiewire has renderings of the Cornelia Street façade. Talks are underway with various community and city officials, and approval by the Community Board and the Board of Standards and Appeals is expected by early 2016.
Jamaica’s housing market is slowly recovering, and the latest sign of new growth comes in the form of a six-story apartment building planned at 153-11 90th Avenue, between Rufus King Park and Parsons Boulevard in downtown Jamaica.
Sanjana Shiraz, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 438 Humboldt Street, in northern Williamsburg, four blocks from the L train at Graham and Metropolitan avenues. The building will total 9,936 square feet, and units will be split up two per floor, except the top-floor units, which will also share a mezzanine level. Condominiums are likely planned, as units will average a relatively spacious 1,656 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is the applicant of record, and a three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Back in June, complete renderings were revealed of Extell Development’s 22-story, 114-unit mixed-use building underway at 70 Charlton Street, in Hudson Square, and now the structure is up to the 12th floor, per Curbed, courtesy of Tectonic. The through-block development will contain 2,830 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a mix of condo and affordable rental units — 92 and 22, respectively — will occupy the floors above. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing, and occupancy is expected in late 2016.
Last winter, YIMBY reported on plans to convert the single-story church at 198 St. Nicholas Avenue, on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border, into a four-story, six-unit residential building. The project is located four blocks from the DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train, and will technically be broken up into two three-unit buildings, although will appear as a single structure. Units will average north of 1,000 square feet apiece. Home Zone Corp. is developing, and Melamed Architect is designing.
Williamsburg-based Domes Properties has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 104 Central Avenue, in northern Bushwick, three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M and Z trains. The project will measure 5,458 square feet, which means units will average 682 square feet, indicative of rentals. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, and a two-story, two-unit townhouse must first be demolished.
This past July, YIMBY brought you renderings of Ekstein Development’s planned nine-story, 86-unit residential building at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City, and now foundation work has commenced at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. Dubbed Dutch, the building will contain relatively small condominiums, averaging just 792 square feet each. GF55 Partners is designing, and completion is expected in January of 2017.
Joseph Brunner has acquired a seven-building development assemblage spanning 1050-1066 Manhattan Avenue and 154 Eagle Street, in northern Greenpoint, for $18 million. The site is located seven blocks north of the G train’s Greenpoint Avenue stop, and consists of mostly three-story townhouses as well as a single-story shop. Planned is a mixed-use rental building, and if the inclusionary housing bonus is satisfied, the building could be as large as 74,000 square feet, according to The Real Deal.
On the block of MacDougal Street between Prince and Houston in Soho sits a lot that used to hold an historic house built in the 1820s. But with demolition and new building applications first filed back in 2013, construction appears to be getting underway, and YIMBY now has the reveal for the new structure replacing the old, which is being developed by Valyrian Capital and designed by KM Associates.
Williamsburg has developed a reputation for unattractive modern architecture, but some architects are pursuing more traditional, factory-inspired designs. Today YIMBY can reveal a simple brick look for 535 Lorimer Street, a five-story apartment building planned between Ainslie and Devoe Streets, near the L and G trains at Metropolitan Avenue.