YIMBY Today: 505 West 19th Street, NoMad Commercial Potential, and More

505 West 19th Street505 West 19th Street, image via Curbed

505 West 19th Street [Curbed]: Construction is proceeding quickly at 505 West 19th Street, in West Chelsea. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, the pair of 10-story buildings have yet to top-out, but façade installation is imminent; dubbed 505W19, the project is expected to open in 2015.

535 Classon Avenue [Brownstoner]: Kahen Properties has posted a rendering of their five-story and 39-unit residential building currently under construction at 535 Classon Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. According to building permits Shahriar Afshari is designing, and the structure looks rather contemporary.

144 West 28th Street [Crain’s New York]: Property owner Frank Ng has put an assemblage of buildings on the market — spanning 132-144 West 28th Street, in NoMad — for $120 million; the site is zoned for 240,000 square feet of commercial development. The building at 136 currently houses rent-stabilized units, “prohibiting its demolition for the foreseeable future,” but a broker suggests building two towers on either side, connected by a sky bridge.

200 Edgecombe Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: A deteriorating two-story townhouse at 200 Edgecombe Avenue, in northern Harlem, has received quite the face-lift; the façade is now “a faux brownstone exterior,” completed “with a sculpted cornice at [the] top.” The renovated abode is likely slated for residential usage.

300 Schermerhorn [Commercial Observer]: The future 246-room Holiday Inn at 300 Schermerhorn Street, in Boerum Hill, has topped out at 15 stories. Designed by Gene Kaufman, the first of the cladding has yet to be installed, although the façade isn’t likely to raise eyebrows; the “hotel is slated to open mid-2015.”

3205 Broadway [Commercial Observer]: Columbia University is set to begin work on a “60,000 square-foot academic conference center” at their Manhattanville Campus, wedged between West 125th and 129th Streets. Permits to demolish a one-story structure at 3205 Broadway have been filed with the DOB.

55-27 Myrtle Avenue [Times Ledger]: The DOB has signed-off on plans to convert and expand the existing Ridgewood Theater — located at 55-27 Myrtle Avenue, in Ridgewood — into a mixed-use building, preserving the existing structure’s entry-way and façade. The developer plans to “construct 50 residential units on four floors above [the first story],” which will comprise 13,628 square feet of commercial space.

8 Nevins Street [Brownstoner] Developer Bushburg Properties has filed to demolish a slew of decrepit low-rises “at 8, 12 and 14 Nevins” Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The developer has plans to build a 318-foot tall residential building spanning 8-16 Nevins Street, and holding 149 apartment units.

11-05 44th Drive [The Real Deal]: Newmark Holdings has acquired the 22,300 square-foot lot at 11-05 44th Drive — in Hunter’s Point — for $17.1 million; the lot currently accommodates a “multi level-story building.” According to Massey Knakal, the site has roughly 54,000 square feet of additional building potential; Newmark’s plans have yet to be revealed.

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