Development is underway for a new high-rise in Brooklyn Heights. It has been less than a year since the old Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) was demolished, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Work has progressed swiftly since, and thanks to images from Tectonic, we can confirm the new skyscraper has reached its second floor, with foundation work now apparently complete.
The team behind the La Central Development has closed a deal for financing towards the construction of their massive mixed-use project in the Melrose Community of the South Bronx. This is one of the largest mixed-income projects currently under construction in New York City. Once complete, the project will span 1.1 million square feet, with five buildings and 992 units entirely devoted to affordable housing.
A rendering has been revealed of the eight-story, 250-unit mixed-use building under development at 350 Clarkson Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The reveal comes as Hudson Companies, the project’s developer, has secured $63 million in construction financing, The Real Deal reported. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 227,307 square feet and rise 80 feet to its main roof.
YIMBY revealed renderings and reported on new building applications last year for La Central, a five-building, 992-unit mixed-use development planned on an assemblage of vacant lots at 430 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project required approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). That process was nearly completed on Wednesday, when the City Council voted to approve the proposal, the Daily News reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio still has to sign off on it. Assuming his honor does, construction would be carried out in two phases, with the first phase to be completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. The buildings will range from eight to 25 stories and all 992 apartments will be designated as affordable or supportive housing. The majority will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, although 160 will be supportive units. Over 45,000 square feet of retail is planned, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facilities.