Singer Financial Corporation is finally moving forward with redeveloping the long-vacant former P.S. 64 facility at 350 East 10th Street, in the East Village, into a 225-unit student dormitory. The developer recently secured a $44 million loan for the project, dubbed University House, Commercial Observer reported. The 152,000-square-foot building, an individual landmark, will be able to accommodate 535 students for the Cooper Union and the Joffrey Ballet School. Amenities include a fitness center, outdoor terraces, storage for 113 bikes, laundry facilities, a student health center, a private study, a lounge, and a café. TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. Redevelopment of the property, acquired in 1999 for $3.15 million, has been in legal limbo for the past few years. Exterior alterations to the building were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June of 2013.
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Omni New York has filed applications for a 15-story, 154-unit mixed-use building at 2956 Park Avenue, in Melrose, located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2, 4, and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 143,318 square feet and will feature 4,566 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The building will feature affordable residential units, although its not known how many of the units will rent at below-market rates and/or will be subsidized, according to The Real Deal. The residential units should average 933 square feet apiece, which means the apartments will probably be geared towards families. Amenities in the building will include a recreational room, storage space for bikes, and laundry facilities. Mark Ginsberg’s TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. The site, which is located on the corner of East 151st Street, is vacant.
The sixth floor is under construction at 410 Manhattan Avenue, an affordable housing complex next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in northern Williamsburg. Fifty units will take up 43,055 square feet of the seven-story, 52,065-square-foot building. A community room and parking for about 50 cars and 26 bicycles is also included within the scope. Prominent Williamsburg developer Simon Dushinsky of the Rabsky Group is in charge of the project, with HLS Builders Corp attached as the general contractor. Curtis + Ginsberg is the architect of record, and Rodkin Cardinale Consulting are listed as engineers.
In December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story residential building at 1766 Second Avenue and a six-story one at 1768 Second Avenue, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side, on the corner of East 92nd Street. Now, Curbed NY has on-site renderings of the project, which has received the go-ahead by the Department of Buildings. The latest filings call for 30,127 and 14,104 square-foot buildings, respectively, with a combined total of 25 residential units, all of which would rent at below-market rates. Units will average 1,348 square feet apiece and will come in two- and three-bedroom layouts. There will also be a total of 3,676 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Extell Development is developing and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. Two five-story tenement buildings were demolished in December and completion is expected in mid 2017.
In Early 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of L+M Development Partners’ planned seven-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 260 West 153rd Street, in Harlem. Since then the project has wrapped up construction, according to DNAinfo. The 75,484 square-foot structure is completely clad in brick façade and its windows have been installed. There will be 14,331 square feet of community facility space on the ground and second floors, which will be occupied by a day care and offices for a local community organization. The apartments above will all rent at below market-rates. Thirty-four of them – studios, one-, and two-bedrooms – are already listed on the affordable housing lottery. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is behind the design and occupancy is expected within the coming months.