Construction is now 16 floors above street level on the 43-story, 467-unit mixed-use building under development at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower will encompass 500,302 square feet and rise 481 feet to the top of its bulkhead. There will be 11,372 square feet of retail space on the cellar through second floors, followed by 467 apartments across the second through 41st floors. The units should average 791 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Simon Baron Development is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect. Completion is expected in 2018.
It has been about five-and-a-half months since we checked in on JDS Development Group’s new endeavor at 613 Baltic Street, in Park Slope. Back then, it had just topped out. Now, behind scaffolding, façade installation is underway at every level of the 11-story building.
Vinbaytel Developments has acquired the vacant three-story, 5,148-square-foot mixed-use building at 192 Eighth Avenue, located between West 19th and 20th streets in Chelsea. The new owner plans to build a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building, Commercial Observer reported. Building permits, which have not yet been approved, are currently on file for a 10,390-square-foot structure with 2,090 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, although the rendering appears to indicate retail on the second floor, as well. The residential condominiums, which should average 1,660 square feet apiece, will be located across the second through sixth floors, plus a seventh-floor penthouse. Little Neck, Queens-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record.
The local nonprofit Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS, Inc.) is converting the former F. Berg & Company Hat Factory complex, located at 475 South Jefferson Street in the Valley Arts District section of Orange, N.J., into 32 residential units. The loft-style condominium apartments will range from 750-square-foot one-bedrooms to 1,150-square-foot three-bedrooms. The 70,000-square-foot, multi-building project, dubbed Hat City Lofts, will also include over 10,000 square feet of commercial space for artistic uses, Jersey Digs reported. Move-ins are expected in 2017.
Brooklyn-based property owner Haim Nortman has acquired, for $10.2 million, 27,500 square feet of air rights from a neighboring property for a mixed-use project planned at 362 West 125th Street, in Harlem. With the additional air rights, the site could accommodate up to 108,588 square feet of mixed-use development. The new building will include commercial space and residential units, Commercial Observer reported, although new building applications have not been filed at this time. The 12,475-square-foot site is occupied by a four-story LaGree Baptist Church. Demolition permits were filed in November. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.