Northern Greenpoint has construction on every corner, but the biggest new building headed to the formerly quaint waterfront neighborhood is a 39-story tower at 145-155 West Street, once home to the Huxley Envelope factory. Mack Real Estate and Palin Enterprises demolished the large single-story building in January, and now they’re driving piles for the planned 392-foot-tall high rise between Huron and India Streets on the East River. When YIMBY stopped by the site, we found this rendering tacked to the construction fence.
In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported that excavation was underway at 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, where a 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building is planned. Over a year later, the building is now two stories above street level and rising, according to Brownstoner. The building will have 77 units set aside as lottery-allocated housing, and will feature 21,000 and 45,000 square feet of retail and culture space, respectively. Two Trees Management is developing, while TEN Arquitectos is designing. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and completion is slated for the second half of 2016.
UPDATE: A tipster sends word that while Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, Robert A.M. Stern is the design architect.
Last September, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new 13-story building coming to 70 Vestry Street, in Tribeca, right next to the West Side Highway. Since then, the site’s two existing structures have been torn down, and we can now reveal the first rendering for the project, which is being designed by Ismael Leyva Architects.
It’s been over a year since we last checked in at 261 Hudson Street, the 12-story rental building on the rise in the western corner of Soho known as Hudson Square. The structure has reached three stories, and we have some new construction photos thanks to YIMBY reader Tectonic.
YIMBY previously posted renderings of a tentative redesign and redevelopment set for the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn, and now we have another submission from the project’s competition, though evidently this creation was not selected. The design comes from Leeser Architecture and would have featured two residential towers in addition to new and revamped retail space.