The New York Appellate Court ruled in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, a similarly-scoped neighbor, was completed in early 2019, and stands alone as the rest of development came to a halt despite approvals from the City Planning Commission in 2016. Yesterday, the ruling found the buildings described in the applications did not conflict with applicable zoning requirements, with all four Judges siding against Manhattan Borough president Gale A. Brewer and the New York City Council, which challenged the approval in 2018, arguing that the new construction required special permits and had to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.
Articles by Vanessa Londono
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 3081 Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Located between Brown Street and Batchelder Street, the lot is closest to the Sheepshead Bay subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. Abie Barakat under the 3081 Emmons Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 42 Second Avenue in the East Village, Manhattan. Located between East 2nd and East 3rd Streets, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 2nd Avenue subway station, serviced by the F train. Gemini Rosemont under the Second and Second Property LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 1978 Valentine Avenue in the Mount Hope section of the West Bronx. Located between East 178th Street and East 180th Street, the through lot is also addressed as 2000 Valentine Avenue. The site is less than a ten-minute walk east of the Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Bronx Haven LLC under the Camber Property Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. In January 2020, Camber acquired 2000 Valentine Avenue as part of an eight-building portfolio that contains 1,275 affordable units in the Mitchell-Lama program.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 46-10 11th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Located at the intersection of 46th Avenue and 11th Street, the corner lot is two blocks from the Court Square subway station, serviced by the G and 7 trains. Jim Yang under the JNMY LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.