Elmhurst is quickly becoming Queens’ second Chinatown after Flushing, and development has followed on the heels of the neighborhood’s booming Asian immigrant population. The latest example comes from 51-20 Van Loon Street, at the corner of Queens Boulevard.
Construction has topped out and is quickly wrapping up on the six-story, 102-unit mixed-use building under development at 5 Blue Slip as part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development, in northern Greenpoint. All of the building’s apartments will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery; applications for them have just launched.
After months of negotiations with the community, developer Avery Hall Investments has agreed to amendments to its two-building, mixed-use development planned at 120 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of Baltic Street in Park Slope. When the plans were initially presented in February, YIMBY reported that the 196,000-square-foot project would include 165 residential units and 52,000 square feet of retail. Twenty-five percent, or 41 units, would rent at below-market rates through a lottery and 7,500 square feet of the retail space would be designated for a grocery store.
The 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use building under construction at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side, has topped out. Photos of the structure can be seen posted to the YIMBY Forums. The structure measures 71,578 square feet and rises 139 feet to its roof, or 158 feet including the bulkhead. Retail space will total 5,194 square feet on the ground floor, and the residential units, which will be condominiums, above should average 2,887 square feet apiece. Anbau Enterprises is the developer and Morris Adjmi Architects is responsible for the architecture. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017.
Back in July, the 10-story rental building under construction at 1511 Bedford Avenue in western Crown Heights had only reached six stories. Now Tectonic brings us the latest on the project, which has topped out on the northeastern corner of Lincoln Place and Bedford.