YIMBY Today: NYU Building Complex at LICH, Bushwick Acquisitions, More

2225 Seventh AvenueLafayette Apartments at 2225 Seventh Avenue, image by Loci Architecture

2225 7th Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: The eight-story and 115-unit mixed-use building dubbed Lafayette Apartments — and totaling 129,159 square feet — is now receiving its façade, after topping out over the summer. The project is located at 2217-2243 7th Avenue, in Harlem; the building will be equipped with nearly 13,000 square feet of commercial space, and opening is scheduled for 2015.

8-12 Maiden Lane

8-12 Maiden Lane, rendering by Kaufman

8-12 Maiden Lane: YIMBY had the reveal for the Gene Kaufman-designed Hotel Indigo last month, and now it will break ground tomorrow, according to a press release. The hotel will reach 24 stories and have 190 rooms with a ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar. As for the design, “the façade combines old-school masonry, for the bottom third, with sleek, modern glass, for the upper stories,” per the release.

LICH Redevelopment [Crain’s New York]: SUNY has reportedly “reached an agreement with the Fortis Property Group” to move onto the redevelopment phase of the LICH complex, in Cobble Hill; NYC Langone Medical Center “will building out 125,000 square feet of space at the site,” and the complex is to be completed by 2018.

657 5th Avenue

657 5th Avenue, image via South Slope News

657 5th Avenue [South Slope News]: Three- and four-story brick buildings being renovated and converted at 657 5th Street — in South Slope — have received on-site renderings; the structures will receive new windows and a rejuvenated façade, and completion is set for Spring of 2015.

485 Bushwick Avenue [The Real Deal]: Simon Dushinsky has acquired multiple development parcels centered around 485 Bushwick Avenue — in northern Bushwick — for $53 million; the vacant development site covers roughly 75% of the block and “is zoned for residential use.”

3 Journal Square [The Jersey Journal]: Developer Hartz Mountain, among others, “are seeking a 30-year tax break” for their planned 13-story and 240-unit residential building at 3 Journal Square, in Jersey City. The building will be constructed on top of an existing parking garage behind 2 Journal Square.

42-12 28th Street

42-12 28th Street

42-12 28th Street [The Court Square Blog]: Foundation work is underway for the 58-story and 477-unit residential building — equipped with ground-floor retail — at 42-12 28th Street, in Long Island City. Heatherwood Communities is developing, Goldstein Hill & West is designing, and completion is targeted for 2017.

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