The New York City Council recently voted to approve rezoning as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process for 30-02 Newtown Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Originally zoned R7A, the property has since been up zoned to R8A with a 7.2 floor area ratio. Lynest Associates LLC is listed as the owner with Nexjen Real Estate as the representative in the ULURP process.
This week, developers celebrated the completion of two new affordable housing properties within the sprawling La Central residential complex in Melrose, The Bronx. Located at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, buildings A and B comprise nearly 500 income-restricted units, a new YMCA, a production studio for BronxNet, a rooftop farm operated by GrowNYC, and a mix of retail businesses.
Newly revealed renderings from Gowanus Forward illustrate an exciting future for the Gowanus Canal waterfront and the surrounding streetscape. From Gowanus Forward, a consortium of developers including Domain Companies, Monadnock, and PMG, the renderings show a drastically reinvigorated public thoroughfare with open green spaces, recreational boating, new benches, and a winding esplanade.
Hudson Companies has achieved a major milestone at La Central, a 1.1-million-square-foot affordable housing development in The Bronx, where a collection of new commercial tenants will soon open shop. Tenants include a community-based café, a sit-down Mexican restaurant, a take-out pizza shop, an organic grocer, and an operator for the 135-space on-site parking garage.
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.