Mixed-Use

80 White Street in September 2014, image via Google Maps

Landmarked Chinatown Warehouse at 80 White Street Set to Become Offices, Apartment

A 150-year-old landmarked warehouse at 80 White Street in Chinatown is about to become offices, retail, and one apartment.

Alteration plans were filed with the Department of Buildings yesterday to convert the six-story loft building between Broadway and Lafayette Street. Construction tool manufacturing company General Tools has occupied the building for decades, and the firm’s former chairman, Gerald Weinstein, has owned the property for at least 40 years. Tax photos from the ’70s show the firm’s name emblazoned above the cast iron columns on the ground floor.

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821 United Nations Plaza

Reveal For 32-Story Turkish Consulate-General Building At 821 United Nations Plaza, Midtown East

The Republic of Turkey is moving forward with a new consulate-general building, dubbed the Turkevi Center, at 821 United Nations Plaza, located on the corner of East 46th Street in Midtown East. Curbed NY has renderings of the Perkins Eastman-designed 32-story, 200,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, which will contain office space and residential units. The residential units are being built to accommodate staff and visitors, and the facility will have passport and visa offices. Amenities will include conference rooms, a prayer room, a gym, an auditorium, and an underground parking garage. The new building would replace Turkey’s existing 12-story facility as well as the vacant lot at 344 East 46th Street. Neither new building applications nor demolition permits have yet been filed.


42-43 27th Street

Excavation Begins For Six-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Project At 42-43 27th Street, Long Island City

In December of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 42-43 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Then in the spring of 2015, the single-story occupant was demolished. Now, The Court Square Blog reports that excavation work is underway and a schematic drawing of the new building is posted on-site. Chang Hwa Tang’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is responsible for the design of the 9,372-square-foot project. There will be 1,450 square feet of ground-floor retail space and the residential units should average a rental-sized 694 square feet apiece. Xi Zhao, doing business as a Rego Park-based LLC, is the developer. Completion is expected in the summer of 2017.


438 East 12th Street

Six-Story, 82-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises At 438 East 12th Street, East Village

Last month, new renderings surfaced of the six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building under development at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, and now EV Grieve reports the East 12th Street-facing side of the structure is five stories above street level. The 151,943-square-foot project will eventually grow to reach the corner of East 11th Street and Avenue A. As reported, there will be 8,376 and 961 square feet of ground-floor retail and medical office space, and its 82 condominium units should average 1,315 square feet apiece. The varying unit configurations and amenities are listed in our previous post. Douglas Steiner is the developer, Perkins Eastman affiliate S9 Architecture is the design architect, and Paris Forino is designing the interiors. Completion is expected in 2017.


133-55 41st Avenue

Developer Files For 10-Story, 232-Unit Affordable Mixed-Use Project At 133-55 41st Avenue, Flushing

Back in April 0f 2015, the Department of City Planning selected Brooklyn-based Monadnock Development to build an all-affordable residential building with commercial space at the parking lot at 133-45 – 133-55 41st Avenue, in Downtown Flushing. Now the developer has filed applications for the project, which will rise 10 stories and contain 232 residential units. The new building, dubbed One Flushing, will encompass 286,193 square feet, and ground-floor commercial-retail and community facility space will total 28,864 and 13,872 square feet, respectively. Apartments will begin on the second floor and should average 792 square feet apiece.

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