YIMBY Today: 250 East 57th Street Revealed, Downtown Brooklyn Potential, and More

250 East 57th Street250 East 57th Street, rendering via Curbed

250 East 57th Street [Curbed]: A tipster sent along the first renderings of 250 East 57th Street to Curbed; the project has seen significant changes since it was first proposed, but the future 59-story tower will still dominate the surrounding neighborhood.

326 West 44th Street [Crain’s New York]: Zoned for commercial or mixed-use development, Eastern Consolidation is marketing the vacant surface lots spanning 322-326 West 44th Street — in Hell’s Kitchen — that “could accommodate about 35,400 square feet of development.” Manhattan Parking Group is looking for a 99-year lease for the site; the group paid roughly $6.8 million for the lots in 2007.

67 Vestry Street [Tribeca Citizen]: Developer Aby Rosen has plans to construct an 11-story and 42-unit residential building of 50,162 square feet at 67 Vestry Street, in Tribeca; SLCE is designing. Schematics have also been revealed, depicting a terraced structure with a single setback. Permits for interior demolition of an existing nine-story building have been approved.

59 South 4th Street [Curbed]: KUB Capital is set to develop six, four-story townhouses at 59 South 4th Street, in Williamsburg, each spanning 3,800 square feet. Dubbed Wythe Lane, the developer expects the site’s predecessors — multiple single-floor warehouses — to “be demolished in a few weeks.”

62-92 Woodhaven Boulevard [Queens Chronicle]: Criterion Group is planning to demolish the single-floor strip mall structure at 62-92 Woodhaven Boulevard — in Rego Park — to make way for “a seven-story [and] 119-unit apartment building.” The developer expects demolition to commence “within the next two months,” and for the new building to be delivered by 2016; existing tenants were asked to vacate by August 31st.

516 Classon Avenue [Brownstoner]: Construction has made progress at 516 Classon Avenue, the site of a planned seven-story and 18-unit residential building of 16,000 square feet, in Clinton Hill. Five steel-framed and concrete floors have since risen, and with construction behind schedule, completion is likely set for 2015.

42-15 Crescent Street [Commercial Observer]: Meadow Partners will be transforming the existing nine-story building — at 42-15 Crescent Street, in Court Square — into an 11-story and 124-unit residential building, featuring glassy vertical expansions and a revived façade. Avinash Malhotra is designing, and completion “is slated for early next year.”

422 Fulton Street [The Real Deal]: Macy’s is looking to sell two of their Downtown Brooklyn buildings — at 422 Fulton and 11 Hoyt Street — for what “some value at $160 million.” Thor Equities and Vornado Realty Trust are reportedly interesting in the properties, “and with the retail removed, a builder would have about 1 million square feet of residential development rights.”

520 East 117th Street [Curbed]: Massing diagrams have leaked for the proposed East River Plaza redevelopment — headed by Blumenfeld Development Group and Forest City Ratner — for what should bring north of 1,000 residential units to 520 East 117th Street, in East Harlem. Depicted are three towers, the tallest being 48 stories and 575 feet in height, and a revamped lower podium.

27-45 Jackson Avenue [The Court Square Blog]: Foundation work is underway at 27-45 Jackson Avenue — in Court Square, of Long Island City — the site of a planned 18-story and 176-room Aloft Hotel; an eight-story component is being constructed along Hunter Street. The developer expects the buildings to be completed by Spring of 2016; Gene Kaufman is designing.

58 West 129th Street [Harlem+Bespoke]: Scaffolding has been removed from the nearly completed seven-story and 19-unit residential building — dubbed Uptown 58 — at 58 West 129th Street, in Harlem. Window installation has yet to wrap up, but the façade appears completed and the aesthetic is a welcome addition to Upper Manhattan; completion is imminent.

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