Construction is now complete on The Fountains, a six-building affordable housing complex in East New York, Brooklyn. Developed by Long Island-based Arker Companies, which purchased the site for $10 million following a competitive request for proposal process facilitated by the Empire State Development Corporation, the development yields 1,163 affordable homes, commercial space, and a new public plaza.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 546 Saratoga Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located between Pitkin and Sutter Avenues, the interior 4,000-square-foot lot is three blocks north of the Saratoga Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. Fazle Abbas Devjiyani is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is nearing completion on 141 East Houston Street, a ten-story mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Roger Ferris + Partners for East End Capital and K Property Group, the 68,000-square-foot structure will yield offices and retail space on the ground floor and two cellar levels. CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Forsyth Street to the west and Eldridge Street to the east on a plot formerly occupied by the Sunshine Cinema.
Façade installation is getting closer to completion on 227 West Street, a two-tower residential development in the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the 450- and 351-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures, located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.
Construction is rising on 55 Suffolk Street, a 30-story mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the 310-foot-tall structure is part of the two-building Broome Street Development complex along with the 16-story 64 Norfolk Street. The complex will span 387,223 square feet and yield 488 rental units, of which 43 percent will be dedicated to permanently affordable housing. Monadnock Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for both developments, which are being built near the intersection of Broome and Norfolk Streets.