The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Kira, a 21-story mixed-use building at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in downtown Jamaica, Queens. Designed by GF55 Architects and developed by SMJ Development with BFC Partners and New Destiny Housing, the structure yields 69 residences and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 69 units for residents at 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $57,326 to $85,920.
YIMBY has an exclusive new set of exterior renderings for Claremont Hall, a topped-out 41-story residential and academic tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by L&M Development Partners, Daiwa House Texas, Inc., and Lendlease, the 354,000-square-foot structure will yield 165 condominiums as well as institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for Union Theological Seminary. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling the renovations of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students currently reside. Claremont Hall is situated by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street, directly across from Riverside Church, and the tower is being built by Lendlease Construction with the use of air rights from the seminary.
The Department of City Planning is now reviewing proposals to construct a new three-story mixed-use building at 11-12 Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. From developer Bilyan Management and ARC Architecture + Design, the property will include ground-floor commercial area with ten rental apartments positioned above.
Construction has topped out on 118 East 1st Street, a nine-story residential building in the East Village of Manhattan. Designed by Freyer Architects and developed by Cynthia Wu and Robert Marty, the 100-foot-tall structure will yield four duplex units spanning 13,680 square feet and 250 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Wonder Works Construction Corporation is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Avenue A and First Avenue and is three blocks away from the Essex Street subway station, serviced by the F, J, M, and Z trains.
Construction has broken ground for Archer Towers, one of the tallest residential structures in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Studio V Architecture and developed by BRP Companies, the 24-story development is located at 163-05 Archer Avenue and will include a mix of apartments, retail space, and parking.