Two weeks ago, YIMBY reported on the first permits for La Central, a sprawling affordable housing complex set to rise on a vacant lot in the Melrose section of the South Bronx. Now the city has filed more plans for the development’s two biggest residential towers at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, about two blocks from the 3rd Avenue-East 149th Street stop on the 2/5 trains. We’ve also got a few new renderings, including interiors for a planned YMCA.
BRP Companies plans to spend nearly $300 million developing two mixed-use high rises just north of Jamaica Station in Queens, in what some have called the “largest private investment in Downtown Jamaica in decades.” Now they’ve filed new building applications for their megaproject on Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, a combination of a church, mixed-income apartments and retail.
BRP Companies has acquired the development assemblage at 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard, immediately north of Jamaica Center in Downtown Jamaica, for $19.5 million. The developer plans to build a mixed-use, two-building project measuring a total 755,000 square feet. Retail space will measure 100,000 square feet across a three-story podium, and 580 residential units are expected between 26- and 14-story buildings. Construction is slated to begin later this year, although a slew of low-rise commercial buildings must first be demolished. FXFOWLE is designing.
The first renderings are up for a new mixed-use development at 27 Albany Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood; BRP Companies is developing the site, and Marvin Meltzer — now of Montroy Andersen DeMarco — is the architect of…