YIMBY first reported on permits for 118 East 59th Street back in September of 2014, and we posted the first renderings back in January. Now we have the full set of images depicting both exteriors and interiors for the project, and its website has also gone live.
BLDG Management Company has landed a $254 million construction loan for their planned mixed-use project spanning 212-222 East 44th Street, in Midtown East, per Commercial Observer. YIMBY reported on the project’s design competition earlier in 2015, and a 42-story, 429-unit building is planned, with 87 apartments to be set aside as lottery-allocated housing. On the ground floor, 7,160 square feet of retail space is planned.
Only placed on the market earlier this month, Kuafu Properties is in contract to acquire the development assemblage spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, on the northern edge of Midtown East, for more than $300 million. A 280,000 square-foot residential building with a retail portion could be accommodated at the site, and rumor has it that condominiums are likely planned. Six low-rise buildings — the largest being 11 stories — currently occupy the site.
A committee assigned to propose changes for Midtown East’s zoning is expected to submit plans with the City by June 30th, hopefully facilitating a rezoning that would be formally crafted by the Department of Planning. The rezoning may give developers a boost in FAR in return for funding transit improvements. Also, developers may be able to transfer air rights from landmarked buildings to other properties within the district as-of-right, according The Wall Street Journal.
UPDATE: Per the developer, SLCE Architects is designing the building.
Earlier this year, YIMBY posted preliminary renderings for a new project coming to 131-141 East 47th Street, in Midtown East. Now, we have new images for the (approximately) 50-story building.