RXR Realty recently commissioned an Environmental Assessment Statement in an effort to facilitate the construction of a 21-story mixed-use office tower in Long Island City. Located at 21-11 9th Street within the Long Island City Industrial Business Zone, the proposed development requires two critical zoning changes for construction to break ground.
The steel superstructure is nearing the pinnacle of Covenant House, a 164-foot-tall mixed-use building at 460 West 41st Street in Midtown West. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Covenant House, the 80,290-square-foot project will yield 53,053 square feet of community facility space and 60 residential units averaging approximately 884 square feet apiece. 460 West 41st Street is planned to be the first supportive housing development by Covenant House in 48 years and includes help from for-profit entities Gotham Organization and Denham Wolf Real Estate Services.
The construction crane on Extell‘s Central Park Tower has begun disassembly at 217 West 57th Street in Midtown as the 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper moves closer to completion. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, the residential supertall boasts the highest roof level of any building in the Western Hemisphere. Extell is projecting a $4 billion sellout with its in-house team marketing the 179 residences.
RAL Development recently celebrated the topping out of Zero Irving in Union Square, Manhattan. Located at 124 East 14th Street, the 21-story building will yield a mix of affordable and market-rate office space for technology firms and will provide on-site amenities, dining facilities, and the Digital Skills Training Center, which is envisioned as a pathway to good-paying jobs for the next generation of technology professionals.
Under the consortium of “FWRA LLC,” developers Richard Siu of F&T Group, John Liang of Young Nian Group LLC, and William Xu of United Construction & Development Group recently announced plans for the Special Flushing Waterfront District, a major redevelopment in downtown Flushing, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects, the master plan would transform an underdeveloped swath of land bound by Flushing Creek, Northern Boulevard, College Point Boulevard, and Roosevelt Avenue into a mixed-use community, while simultaneously restoring and upgrading the neighborhood’s public waterfront access. YIMBY reached out to the development team with ten questions on what’s to come for the project.