Staten Island‘s North Shore has been booming with new development over the past few years, with projects including a new outlet mall, a ferris wheel, and various other residential and hotel infill. The rest of the island has also been brimming with similar proposals, with the Staten Island Mall also set for a major expansion. Now, Charleston, on the southwest corner of the island, is about to receive a substantial retail upgrade of its own, with plans submitted for a massive new shopping center totaling almost 600,000 square feet, dubbed the Riverside Galleria, next to Arthur Kill Road and the Outer Bridge Crossing.
Articles by Nikolai Fedak
Two years ago, YIMBY reported on initial building applications for 100 Union Avenue, on the corner of Middleton Street, in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle section. Now, the site has updated filings, revealing a switch from majority residential to mostly commercial use, with new plans submitted to the DOB by architect Walter J. Hollien superseding the originals by Aufgang Architects. The project will have a total construction area of 62,464 square feet, including a 38-car garage. Besides parking, there will be 26,321 square feet of office space on the first through fourth floors, and 9,173 square feet of residential space above that, divided amongst full-floor units on floors five, six, and seven. Isaac Feuerwerger of 100 Union Holding LLC is listed as the developer.
An already-dense block in Jamaica, Queens, is about to see a welcome spot of infill on a vacant lot at 153-10 89th Avenue. Building applications call for a seven-story structure that will have 17,113 square feet of total space, including 11,815 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 17 apartments. There will also be a nine-car parking garage on the first floor. Angelo S. Ng of Angelo + Anthony Ng Architects Studio P.C. is the architect of record, and Jay Sobhraj of Zara Realty Holding Corp is listed as the site’s developer.
A modest block in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood is about to see a moderately-sized infill development, at 1615 Cedar Street. The application was submitted to the Department of Buildings for two lots spanning 1613-1615 Cedar, and will be built under quality housing guidelines. Alix C. Mitchell of Cityscape Consulting LTD. is the architect of record, and the all-residential structure will total eight floors and 15,738 square feet, to be divided amongst 17 units, likely rental apartments. Ramazi Mitaishuili of 1611 Cedar Street Realty LLC is listed as the developer, and two homes must be demolished before construction can begin.
Two weeks ago, YIMBY reported on the rise of the first of two cranes that will be used to build One Vanderbilt, on the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, in Midtown East. Now, the second crane has been installed, and the first photos of the supertall’s facade have also been revealed. While glass won’t appear on the actual tower for another year or so, the initial images are very promising for what will become the tallest skyscraper in the neighborhood.