Japanese budget hotel operator Toyoko Inn Co. is planning a huge hotel in Long Island City. The company has filed applications for a 50-story hotel—its first one in the U.S.—at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, between 45th Avenue and 23rd Street.
The 23-story, 120-unit mixed-use building under development at 56 Fulton Street, in the Financial District, is now a floor away from topping out. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The project will eventually encompass 128,540 square feet. It will feature 5,865 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by 120 rental apartments. The units will range from studios to two-bedrooms, twenty percent (24 units) of which will rent through the affordable housing lottery. The Parkland Group and Socius Development Group are developing. Goldstein, Hill, & West Architects are behind the architecture. Completion is expected next year.
Property owner Feil Organization is now clearing out a majority of the 14-story, 80,000-square-foot commercial building at 140 West 57th Street, along “Billionaires’ Row” in Midtown. The third through 14th floors are possibly getting a condominium conversion, the New York Post reported, although plans are not yet confirmed. The space could also get an office renovation or a hotel conversion, but plans for apartments have already been drawn up and are apparently further along. The three-level Morton Williams supermarket, located along the street level, will be unaffected. The property is an individual landmark, which means any exterior alterations that go into a renovation or conversion must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 132-62 Pople Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 4,663 square feet. There will be a 999-square-foot daycare facility on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the floors above. The apartments should average 733 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Chark Yung’s Brooklyn-based UPC Engineering is the applicant of record. The 30-foot-wide, 1,729-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story rowhome. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Flushing-Main Street stop on the 7 train is seven blocks away.
Renderings were recently revealed of the 12-story, 24-unit mixed-use building planned at 86 Delancey Street, located on the corner of Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Now, municipal workers have painted over the elaborate and legal graffiti art installed on the existing two-story commercial building, Mass Appeal reported. The currently property owner, developer David Escava, never gave the city his personal permission to paint over the building, but the previous owner did (10 years ago). The structure received demolition permits September 1. The site’s next occupant is expected to measure 29,437 square feet and will feature retail space and residential units. SWA Architecture is designing, although a completion date has not been announced.