280 Cadman Plaza West [Brooklyn Heights Blog]: Hudson Companies and Marvel Architects have been chosen to develop a residential tower on the Brooklyn Public Library site, at 280 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights. Initial renderings depict a wedged shaped building of 18 stories.
Pier 57 [Crain’s New York]: Youngwoo & Associates has brought in a partner — RXR Realty — to help renovate and reconstruct Pier 57 along 12th Avenue, now dubbed SuperPier; the groups plans “to convert 200,000 to 300,000 square feet into office use.”
681 Elton Avenue [DNAinfo New York]: A new hotel is planned for 681 Elton Avenue — in The Hub, the “Downtown” of the Bronx — and construction is expected to begin in 2015; an existing single-story structure will need to be demolished.
434 West 37th Street [The Real Deal]: Extell Development is moving in on “at least $30 million worth of air rights” currently owned by the Port Authority over Dyer Avenue; Extell would be transferring the rights to an assemblage at 434 West 37th Street, on the Far West Side. That site already comes with 85,000 square feet of building potential.
215 Chrystie Street [Curbed]: Interior renderings have been released for 215 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side, where Ian Schrager is developing a hotel-condo tower that will have 11 residences and 370 rooms.
Essex Crossing [The Lo-Down]: Two more buildings permits for Essex Crossing — on the Lower East Side — have been filed: 242 Broome Street is a 14-story and 55-unit mixed-use building of 136,542 square feet, and 175 Delancey Street is a 14-story and 100-unit mixed-use building of 138,707 square feet.
111 North 3rd Street [The Real Deal]: Waterbridge Capital “is in contract” to purchase 103-119 North 3rd Street — in Williamsburg — for $100 million; the site amounts to “about 110,000 total buildable square feet.” Multiple low-rise structures would need to be demolished for any new development.
144 Spring Street [Curbed]: The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted unanimously to approve the very glassy design of a planned four-story building at the vacant lot of 144 Spring Street, in SoHo; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is designing.
79 Avenue D [EV Grieve]: Soil samples are being taken amid plans for a 12-story mixed-use building that could potentially span 79-89 Avenue D, in East Village; the site has 94,400 square feet of building potential, including inclusionary housing bonuses.
350 East Houston Street [Bowery Boogie]: Construction crews are preparing the site at 350 East Houston Street — a former gas station in East Village — for a nine-story and 45-unit condo development, with 4,550 square feet of retail; construction won’t “begin until the end of 2015.”
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