YIMBY Today: Excavation Begins at 43-25 Hunter, Development on Lafayette, and More

43-25 Hunter Street43-25 Hunter Street, image by SLCE

43-25 Hunter Street [The Court Square Blog]: Recently revealed by YIMBY, excavation work recently began on Rockrose’s 43-25 Hunter Street, a 970,000 square-foot residential and retail project. Permits were approved a few weeks ago.

25-05 43rd Avenue [The Court Square Blog]: Deconstruction crews have obliterated a two-story structure at 25-05 43rd Avenue, in Queens Plaza of Long Island City, which is the site of a planned nine-story mixed-use building of 20,119 square feet. Dumpsters are currently taking away the remnants.

73 Montrose Avenue [Brownstoner]: On-site schematics have been posted for the five-story and 40-unit residential building going up at 73-81 Montrose Avenue, in Williamsburg. Concrete has reached the fourth floor of the 32,493 square-foot building; Leonid Hirsch is the applicant of record.

291 Lenox Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: On the southwestern corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, excavation is ongoing for the foundation of a “six-story commercial retail building” of 161,285 square-feet. The development site is huge, with frontage on West 125th and 124th Streets, as well as Lenox Avenue; Steven Gambino is designing.

346 Lafayette Street [Bowery Boogie]: Tenants were asked to vacant the property at 346 Lafayette Street — located in NoHo — with suspicions of redevelopment  “in the very near future.” The site warrants a new building; the current structure stands one-story and is on a street corner — this “likely has developers drooling.”

408 Franklin Avenue [Brownstoner]: Construction is proceeding on the three-story and two-unit residential project at 408 Franklin Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Concrete has topped-out, and “plywood sheathing” has made its way up the exterior; the site had been “abandoned mid-constructions two years ago.”

194 Orchard Street [Bowery Boogie]: Developer Sky High Group has begun soil sampling at 194 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side, where they’ve received approval to construct a six-story and five-unit mixed-use building. Drilling machinery has arrived on-site, though the existing one-story building has yet to be demolished; Israel Veles is designing.

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