YIMBY Today: 550 Washington Street Vision May Become Reality, More

550 Washington Street550 Washington Street concept vision, rendering by Selldorf Architects

550 Washington Street [DNAinfo New York]: Developer Atlas Capital Group proposed plans “to buy 250,000 square feet of air rights from Pier 40 for $100 million” and to vertically expand the four-story St. John’s Terminal building, located at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. Phase one would include “450,000 square feet of condos and 100,000 square feet of retail,” and they hope to break ground by early 2016.

29-37 41st Street [The Real Deal]: Developer Steve Cheung has purchased the site at 29-37 41st Street — in Long Island City — for $46.3 million this week. The site holds “roughly 205,000 square feet of building potential,” and comes with pre-approved plans for a 30-story residential tower.

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center, rendering via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center, rendering via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1133 York Avenue [Commercial Observer]: Glass cladding and interior work are underway at the 15-story, 175,701 square-foot Josie Robertson Surgery Center — being built by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — at 1133 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side. Perkins Eastman is designing, and the medical building “is slated to be finished in 2016.”

525 West 145th Street, rendering by Datter Architects

525 West 145th Street, rendering by Datter Architects

525 West 145th Street [Curbed]: Alembic Community Development, among other developers, have begun to convert the existing five-story former school building — located at 525 West 145th Street, in Hamilton Heights — into 78 residential units split between 100,533 square feet. Dattner Architects has also released the first renderings of the project.

177-30 Wexford Terrace, rendering via TCX Development

177-30 Wexford Terrace, rendering via TCX Development

177-30 Wexford Terrace [DNAinfo New York]: TCX Development is planning an eight-story, 60-unit residential and community building totaling 62,333 square feet at 177-30 Wexford Terrace, in Jamaica Estates. Construction will take “about 14 to 18 months,” and applications have yet to be approved; Defonseca Architects is designing.

Howard Hughes Seaport Tower [Downtown Express]: Howard Hughes’ 600-foot-tall Seaport Tower — proposed for the pier north of Pier 17, in South Street Seaport — has gained the positive attention of Mayor de Blasio; the Mayor states, “I don’t have any philosophical prohibition about putting a tower next to a historical district,” denouncing efforts made to stop the development. Those in opposition are now proposing the tower be built elsewhere Downtown.

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