The last time YIMBY checked in on 42 Crosby Street, in SoHo, we reported on the reveal of the project’s renderings, back in September of 2014. Now, construction on the Selldorf Architects-designed building has wrapped, and the final result effectively manages a contextual merger of contemporary stylings with historic surrounds.
Atlas Capital Group
Last week, the City Council approved plans for Atlas Capital Group and Westbrook Partners to acquire $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40, overseen by the Hudson River Park Trust, to develop a 1,586-unit mixed-use complex at 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square. The project is set to include five towers, the New York Times reported, although their height was not disclosed. Thirty percent of the units, or 475 apartments, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. One of the residential towers will be geared towards “older tenants.” There would also be retail space and a 15,000-square-foot recreation center.
Developer Atlas Capital Group LLC, which done work across the country, has acquired the 276,705-square-foot warehouse at 23-30 Borden Avenue, in southern Long Island City, for $48 million. Bloomberg Business reports the warehouse serves as the home of Fresh Direct LLC, an online grocer, although the company will soon move to a new location currently being constructed in the Bronx. The Long Island City site is located within a manufacturing zone (M3-2) and currently yields 129,847 square feet of additional development rights under current zoning. But that could change if the developer initiates a zoning change or if the city moves forward with a general rezoning of the area, which could possibly allow for residential units to be built in this industrial section. Who is behind Atlas Capital Group, LLC? That will remain a mystery until the sale is complete.
Back in October, YIMBY brought you schematics of the proposed redevelopment options of 550 Washington Street, in Hudson Square, and now The Villager has renderings of the ULURP plans, which would include 1,596 residential units; 255,000 square feet of retail; and a 353-key hotel. The residential units would be spread across 1,334,100 square feet of space, and 500 of the units will go towards affordable and supportive housing. The project would also include elevated park space. COOKFOX Architects is behind the design. Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group are developing.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that 550 Washington Street would soon traverse ULURP as its owners, Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group, want to redevelop the existing building in exchange for air rights from the failing Pier 40, which would also be saved. And now YIMBY has the first look at massing diagrams of the proposed plans, which reflect both the as-of-right redevelopment option, as well as what the site would look like if the ULURP application is approved.