Just over a year ago, city officials and Knicks player Carmelo Anthony stood in the cavernous Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights and announced plans to redevelop the historic structure into affordable housing, a recreation center, and condos. Last night, City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo revealed that the city wasn’t sure how much federal housing funding it would receive under the Trump administration, and that uncertainty was threatening negotiations over the city budget and affordable housing at the armory.
RXR Realty and Westbrook Partners have filed applications to convert the eight-story, 665,901-square-foot industrial complex at 47 Hall Street, located on the corner of Park Avenue in northern Clinton Hill, into office space. Sections of the basement and first floors will contain retail space, a restaurant, office amenities, and a 31-car parking garage. Office space will fill other parts of the first floor, as well as the entirety of the second through eighth floors. A ninth-floor penthouse expansion is also indicated. In total, the complex will contain 528,301 square feet of commercial space, The Real Deal reported. Marvel Architects is serving as the architect of record.
XIN Development, the American arm of Chinese builder Xinyuan Real Estate, is pushing forward with its second major condo project in New York City. The Beijing-based firm filed plans for a seven-story apartment building at 615 Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and West 45th streets in Hell’s Kitchen.
It was over a year ago YIMBY last checked in on the mixed-use project under construction at 626 Flatbush Avenue, between Fenimore Street and Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood. At that time, the 23-story building had just topped out. Now, as seen in photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic, exterior work on the Marvel Architects-designed building is very close to done.
Jenel Management has filed applications for a 19-story, 195,705-square-foot office building at 540 Fulton Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The 305-foot-tall project would contain 173,963 square feet of commercial space, a majority of which will be utilized for offices. The ground-floor office lobby will feature a storage room for nine bikes, and the office space will take up floors three through 19. Retail will fill the rest of the cellar, ground, and second floors. Jonathan Marvel’s TriBeCa-based Marvel Architects is the architect of record. The 110-foot-wide, 18,531-square-foot lot was, until recently, occupied by a two-story, 26,000-square-foot commercial-retail building. According to filings, the building was demolished in December of 2015.