Façade work is moving along on 200 Kent Avenue, a full-block development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The six-story, 83-foot-tall development is bounded by Kent Avenue, River Street, Metropolitan Avenue, and North Third Street, and is only one block away from the East River. The reinforced concrete structure is designed by ME Architect P.C. and developed by Cornell Realty Management. The lot was purchased for $33 million by two anonymous entities in the summer of 2016.
Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing provider, is set to begin construction this week on Betances Residence, a new supportive, affordable housing property at 443 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Designed by COOKFOX, Betances Residence is expected to debut in 2021 and will contain 152 units for the formerly homeless and low-income seniors.
Preparation for the demolition of 1568 Broadway is continuing to gear up as scaffolding and construction netting now shroud almost the entire 46-story Times Square tower. The 29-year old structure served as a DoubleTree hotel and will be replaced by a new hotel, with tenants yet to be announced. The proposed 550,000-square-foot development is called TSX Broadway and will preserve and lift the 106-year-old Palace Theatre three stories above the ground floor to make way for new retail space. The $2.5 billion project is being developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group.
Updated renderings of West Side Square, a dual-tower, mixed-use development, offer a new look at one of the largest ongoing construction projects in the western corner of Jersey City. Located at 1072 and 1075 West Side Avenue, the property is expected to contain 486 apartments, 285 parking spaces, and 23,000 square feet of commercial area.
Local design firm J Frankl Associates, also referred to as J Frankl C Mallea Architects & Engineers, has published renderings of an eight-story mixed-use building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at 1694 Church Avenue, the structure will top out at 84 feet and contain 33,800 square feet of residential space and 7,250 square feet of commercial area, in addition to parking accommodations for 25 vehicles and 25 bikes. The residential component will be divided among 49 apartments, most likely rentals based on the average scope of 690 square feet.