A year and a half ago, YIMBY wrote about a pair of affordable rental buildings headed for the rent-stabilized Lafayette Boynton complex in the Soundview section of the South Bronx. Now, Nelson Management Group and L+M Development are breaking ground on the two towers at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue.
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Last month, the City Council approved a rezoning application for a 400-unit affordable development at 1465 Park Avenue in East Harlem. Now Tahl Propp Equities and L+M Development have filed plans for the 15-story project between 107th and 108th Streets.
The City Council has voted to approve a 15-story, 400-unit mixed-use development planned at 127 East 107th Street, located on the southern end of East Harlem. The vote essentially represents the completion of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the project, which awaits Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature. The project, dubbed Lexington Gardens II, will encompass 411,725 square feet and will be built on much of the block bound by East 107th and 108th streets and Park and Lexington avenues.
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.
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.