Mixed-Use

685 First Avenue

Reveal for 42-Story, 556-Unit Rental/Condo Tower Planned at 685 First Avenue, Murray Hill

In August of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a 42-story, 550-unit mixed-use building at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and 40th streets in Murray Hill. Now, new details and renderings of the building have been revealed by the Wall Street Journal. The 459-foot-tall tower will actually contain 556 residential units and measure a whopping 828,000 square feet in its entirety. Two-thirds of the units will be rental apartments while the remaining one-third will be condominiums. Amenities include an underground 110-car garage, storage for 282 bikes, laundry facilities, a pool, a fitness center, a library, and recreational and assembly rooms. There will also be 10,088 square feet of ground-floor retail. Richard Meier & Partners Architects is behind the design, and Sheldon Solow is the developer. Excavation is reportedly underway, and completion is expected in 2018.

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45 Broad Street

64-Story, 1,115-Foot-Tall Mixed-Use Tower at 45 Broad Street Will Have 150 Residential Units, Financial District

Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you a new rendering of the mixed-use supertall tower planned at 45 Broad Street, in the Financial District, but now new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings. The 371,634-square-foot tower, which has been marketed as 86 stories, will actually have 64 real floors and will stand 1,115 feet above street level. It will also have 150 residential units, which is significantly less than the previous figure of 245. The apartments should average 1,394 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums, and units will come in studio to three-bedroom configurations. There will also be 48,077 square feet of office space on the third through eighth floors. The project’s 20,000 square feet of amenities will be located on three sub-cellar levels and the ninth through eleventh floors. Madison Equities, Pizzarotti-IBC, and AMS Acquisitions are the developers, and CetraRuddy is behind the design. Excavation is expected to begin later this year, with completion of the tower scheduled for 2018.


317-319 West 35th Street

Developer Acquires Mixed-Use Development Site at 317-319 West 35th Street, Garment District

Great Neck-based Mayflower Business Group has acquired the two five-story tenement buildings at 317-319 West 35th Street, in the Garment District section of Midtown, for $28 million. The new owner is planning to demolish the existing buildings and construct a new building, according to The Real Deal. The 4,937-square-foot site could accommodate 49,370 square feet of development rights, although Mayflower has the option to purchase an additional 10,000 square feet of air rights from the city. A residential building, a hotel, an office building, or a mixed-use project could be built at the site. Demolition permits were filed in March. Combined, the buildings contain 24 rental apartments and four commercial-retail units.


Rendering of 242 West 53rd Street. Via CetraRuddy.

Foundation Work Complete for 62-Story, 426-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 242 West 53rd Street, Midtown

YIMBY last brought you a construction update in December, when foundation work was underway, on the 62-story, 426-unit mixed-use tower planned at 242 West 53rd Street (a.k.a. 239 West 52nd Street), in Midtown between Eighth Avenue and Broadway. Since then, foundation work has largely wrapped up, as seen in photos by Vertical Gotham via the YIMBY Forums, which means construction can now proceed skyward. Residential units in the 542,276-square-foot, 675-foot-tall tower should average 1,024 square feet apiece. There will also be 16,514 square feet of ground floor retail space. Amenities will include a 90-car parking garage, storage space for 247 bikes, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a basketball court, a golf simulator, and a private entertainment area. There will also be outdoor terraces on the second, third, and 61st floors. Algin Management is the developer, while CetraRuddy is behind the design of the exteriors and interiors.


2349 Coney Island Avenue

Twin Three-Story, Two-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings Planned at 2349 Coney Island Avenue, Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn-based GY Properties has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 2349-2353 Coney Island Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay, located six blocks from the Avenue U stop on the Q train. From north to south, they will measure 6,439 and 6,498 square feet respectively. The ground floors in each structure will host 1,901 and 1,925 square feet of retail space. Across both buildings, the project’s four full-floor residential units should average 1,304 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Danny Isla’s Long Island-based Isla Engineering Service Company is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide plot is currently vacant.


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