Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.
Renderings have been revealed by Hill West Architects for Court Square City View Tower, expected to rise at 23-15 44th Drive, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the heart of Long Island City. The architect’s website states the mixed-use project will rise 66 stories and contain 802 condominium units.
Albany still hasn’t resurrected the 421-a tax exemption program, and developers of big affordable housing projects have become tired of waiting for a tax break that may not return. Now Procida Companies is pushing forward with one of those developments, a 300-unit affordable housing complex at 96 New Lots Avenue in Brownsville.
The Liberty Science Center is moving forward with plans to develop an eight-story, 400,000-square-foot mixed-use academic complex on the 16-acre site at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. Dubbed SciTech Scity, it will include the Liberty Science K-12 school, which will likely consist of charter, vocational, and/or private schools, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be roughly 160,000 square feet of research and collaborative office space, called Edge Works.
The 11-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under construction at 515 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, has topped out. Progress on the project, which includes façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure, built up from an existing six-story factory, encompasses 36,876 square feet and rises 135 feet in height. It will include 1,698 square feet of retail space across the cellar and ground floors, followed by 12 condominiums across the second through 11th floors. The apartments should average a spacious 2,932 square feet apiece. Bauhouse Group is the developer. SCDA Architects is the design architect and S.M. Berger Architecture is the architect of record.