The Department of City Planning has officially launched the requisite public review process for 960 Franklin Avenue, a contentious high-rise development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The proposal includes two 39-story buildings flanked by several additional volumes ranging from 16 to 20 stories.
Recent proposals to the New York City Department of City Planning could facilitate the construction of a 1.4 million square foot, mixed-use project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. If approved, the massive plan could yield one of the community’s largest-ever developments.
Since topping out at 777 feet above street level in May, much of 45 East 22nd Street‘s façade has been installed, with the exception of where there’s a construction elevator and support structures for the crane. The latest photos are courtesy of construction photographer Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the Flatiron District tower has 59 real floors and measures 372,684 square feet. Its 83 residential units will be condominiums, configured in simplex, duplex, full-floor, and penthouse layouts. The Continuum Company is the developer. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect, while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is handling the interiors and Oehme van Sweden is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the previously planned 32-story, 682-unit mixed-use project at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in East Harlem. Then last year, the project’s developer, the Continuum Company, decided to sell the site. Earlier this year, the Continuum defaulted on their loan on the property, and now the creditor, the Durst Organization, is in contract to acquire the site for nearly $100 million, The Real Deal reported. It wasn’t disclosed what Durst plans to do with the property. Continuum technically poured a part of the building’s foundation before the 421-a tax abatement expired, so the project remains eligible. Amended new building permits currently describe a 24-story, 670-unit project encompassing 694,000 square feet. Featured is 73,460 square feet of commercial space and 46,250 square feet of community facility space on the cellar through third floors. ODA New York is behind the project’s design.
The last time we checked on 45 East 22nd Street, in the Flatiron District, the 65-story condo tower had risen only a dozen floors. Now, the structure has reached its rooftop, easily surpassing the 600-foot-tall One Madison nearby. Tectonic recently swung by the site and gave us an update on the construction progress.