Leading off our Turkey Week rundown of prominent stalled projects in New York City is Seaport Residences, a 60-story residential skyscraper at 161 Maiden Lane along the border of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District and the South Street Seaport District. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group, the slender 670-foot-tall tower, originally dubbed One Seaport, was planned to span 200,000 square feet and yield 80 condominium units with interiors by Groves & Co. Ray Builders was the last general contractor to work on the beleaguered project, which stands on a narrow site bound by South Street and Maiden Lane, directly across from the FDR Drive and the East River.
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Construction is wrapping up on 8 Court Square, a 20-story residential building at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by 25-34 Jackson Avenue Property Owner LLC, the 224-foot-tall structure will yield 157 rental units spread across 107,377 square feet with 48 reserved for affordable housing, and 10,170 square feet of retail space. Cauldwell Wingate Company is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 27-10 44th Drive and bound by 44th Drive to the northeast, Jackson Avenue to the northwest, and Thomson Avenue to the west and south. Whitehall Interiors is the interior designer for the project.
Foundation work is progressing at 1491-1493 First Avenue, the site of a 35-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Carmel Partners, which purchased the property for $73.5 million in early 2022 from local developer Robert Chou, the 404-foot-tall structure will yield 206 condominium units, 7,120 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a cellar level. CP VII 78th Street Owner is the owner and Carmel Construction East is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the southwestern corner of First Avenue and East 78th Street.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 210 Clarkson Avenue, an eight-story mixed-use building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, The Bronx. Designed by Hill West and developed by Andrew Klein, the structure yields 165 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 40 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $80,572 to $198,250.
Revised plans have been announced for 231 East 94th Street, an upcoming 46-story residential skyscraper in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by The Chapman Group, the 524-foot-tall structure will span 385,831 square feet and yield 452 units in studio- to two-bedroom layouts with 113 of the homes dedicated to affordable housing, as well as ground floor commercial and community facility spaces and a rear yard. The development will replace two low-rise parking garages, an auto repair shop, and a vacant five-story apartment building between Second and Third Avenues.