Mixed-Use

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for The Bishop Rene Valero Senior Residence in Astoria, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Bishop Rene Valero Senior Residence, a six-story mixed-use building at 23-11 31st Road in Astoria, Queens. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Catholic Charities, the structure yields 102 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 35 units for residents at 40 to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $53,700.

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660 Fifth Avenue’s Re-Cladding Nears Completion in Midtown, Manhattan

Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower undergoing modernization in Midtown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves interior renovations and the full re-cladding of the 64-year-old structure, which will yield 1.25 million square feet of office space and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue.

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Disney Headquarters Tops Out at 4 Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on Four Hudson Square, The Walt Disney Company’s new 22-story headquarters in Hudson Square. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall building will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail space. Lendlease is the contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full-block parcel bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.

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