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Mixed-Use


Empire Outlets

Developers Break Ground on Empire Outlets Mixed-Use Project in St. George

DNAinfo reports BFC Partners have broken ground this week on Empire Outlets, a 100-store mall at 35 Richmond Terrace, in St. George. The development will also include an 11-story, 190-unit mixed-use hotel and residential building, and the entire project will total 443,000 square feet. DNAinfo also broke news of the mall’s most recently signed tenants; Applebee’s, Gap, and White House Black Market will together take 100,000 square feet, joining H&M and Nordstrom Rack.







united charities building 287 park avenue south

Permits Filed to Convert 19th Century Flatiron Office Building to Condos at 287 Park Avenue South

Last fall, Chinese developer Cheerland Investments paid a whopping $129 million for the United Charities office building at 287 Park Avenue South, a nine-story Renaissance Revival structure built in 1892. An insider told the Wall Street Journal that it would be converted to condos, and earlier this week, permits were filed for a residential conversion that would add nine stories to the top.

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Renderings of 212 Fifth Avenue

Landmarks Approves Residential Conversion Of 212 Fifth Avenue

212 Fifth Avenue will see new life as a residential building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes to the structure, which was originally constructed as an office building in 1913. The redevelopment of the building is being done by Building & Land Technology, Madison Equities and Thor Equities.

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21-09 Astoria Boulevard

Mixed-Use Development Planned for 21-09 Astoria Boulevard

The Real Deal has learned that two developers have acquired the the three-story property assemblage spanning 21-03 – 21-09 Astoria Boulevard, on the western side of Astoria, for $7.5 million. The site boasts 49,000 square feet of building potential, and the new owners plan to develop at least a seven-story, 60-condo-unit mixed-use building with retail space.

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Rendering of 71-73 Franklin Street

71-73 Franklin Street Getting Penthouse And New Storefront

Some big changes are coming to a TriBeCa building, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, the LPC approved a proposal to modify the five-story building at 71-73 Franklin Street, just off Broadway. The building dates back to 1861 and will be converted from its original form – an Italianate/Second Empire loft building – to residential use. There will be six units, plus ground floor retail.

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40-05 crescent street long island city

Revealed: 40-05 Crescent Street, Long Island City

Construction is booming in Long Island City, but it’s pretty unusual to find a new building with apartments and manufacturing space, like the one planned for 40-05 Crescent Street. Permits were filed back in September and approved last month for the five-story, 36,433-square-foot building.

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