Last week, a proposal for a major new development at 6208 8th Avenue, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, began to wind its way through the City’s planning processes. Today, we have the exclusive first look at another mega-project proposed directly across the street, at 6205 8th Avenue, where DXA Studio has designed an enormous two-block plan that would cover even more of the open railway tracks that currently leave the neighborhood bereft of its obvious potential.
Designed in a collaboration between NAVA and DXA Studios, updated renderings of 14 White Street have been released following previous unanimous approval from New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission. The seven-story building will comprise 29,000 square feet containing a mix of residential and retail accommodations.
For a third time, DXA Studio approached the Landmark Preservation Commission with a proposed design for 827-831 Broadway, a landmarked building in the Union Square area. The latest design is a large departure from the faceted glass of previous proposals. Several major alterations have occurred to drastically change the entire project to appease the LPC, ultimately leading to approval this past Tuesday.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has refused a proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway for the second time, obliging its designers DXA Studio to reimagine their approach once more. The plan would add offices, retail, and community space inside and above two Italianate structures built between 1866 and 1867. The source of the controversy is the addition of four floors on top of the historic buildings. Samson Klugman of Quality Capital and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group purchased the pair in 2015 for $60 million. They initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial tower, but that was stopped when the LPC granted the extant structures landmark status.
YIMBY initially reported on 350 West 71st Street, on the Upper West Side, when plans were filed in 2016. Now, we have the first glimpse of the final product. DNA Development is responsible for the project which is converting and combining two properties, one of which is a landmarked single-room-occupancy hotel, into far more spacious condominiums.