At number 27 on our annual construction countdown is 1 Java Street, a two-tower residential development along the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed and built by Lendlease, which secured a $360 million construction loan at the end of 2022, the project will yield 834 rental units across the two structures, the taller of which will stand 37 stories and 402 feet tall. Aware Super is the joint developer, INC Architecture & Design is the interior designer for the public areas, and Crème is the interior designer for the townhouse units at the complex, which is alternately addressed as 18 India Street and occupies a full block bound by India Street to the north, Java Street to the south, West Street to the east, and the India Street pier over the East River to the west.
On November 28, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will review a new proposal from Marvel Architects and Rudin Management for the renovation of 32 Avenue of the Americas in Tribeca. This 27-story Art Deco building, originally designed by Ralph Thomas Walker and built between 1912-1916 with expansions in 1930-1932, is an important piece of the history of development in Tribeca. Recognized as an Individual NYC Landmark and Interior Landmark since 1991, the building has undergone various approved renovations, including a storefront masterplan in 2013 and lobby and main building entries renovation in 2022.
The first phase of the Starhill affordable housing complex has topped out in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx. The complex is currently addressed as 1600 Grand Avenue and this first phase will include a 14-story building with 326 affordable apartments, including 200 units for formerly homeless adults grappling with substance abuse.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for the third phase of Rockaway Village, a massive multi-building development that will bring 1,700 units of new affordable housing to Far Rockaway, Queens when fully complete. Developed by Phipps Houses and designed by Marvel, the lottery units are spread out across four buildings: three towers with modern elevator access and one building with 26 duplex units with interior staircases. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 282 units for residents at 30 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $16,252 to $140,080.
Construction is finishing up on The Paxton, a 43-story mixed-use skyscraper at 540 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management, the 511-foot-tall structure spans 330,000 square feet and will yield 327 rental units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, as well as 137,075 square feet of office space and 33,000 square feet of retail space in the multi-story podium. MNS is handling sales and marketing for the homes at the property, which is located by the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street.