In Early 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of L+M Development Partners’ planned seven-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 260 West 153rd Street, in Harlem. Since then the project has wrapped up construction, according to DNAinfo. The 75,484 square-foot structure is completely clad in brick façade and its windows have been installed. There will be 14,331 square feet of community facility space on the ground and second floors, which will be occupied by a day care and offices for a local community organization. The apartments above will all rent at below market-rates. Thirty-four of them – studios, one-, and two-bedrooms – are already listed on the affordable housing lottery. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is behind the design and occupancy is expected within the coming months.
Iona College is currently building a seven-story, 310-student dormitory at 690 North Avenue, in New Rochelle, located in Westchester County. According to Westfair, construction began early last year and the project was recently awarded a $2.5 million from the state Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Board. The building will feature publicly accessible retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. Completion is expected sometime later this year, before the start of the fall semester.
In late 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned seven-story, 164-unit mixed-use building at 149 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. The project has now topped out and much of the curtain wall is also installed, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. The building will measure 220,996 square feet in total, 129,522 square feet of which will be residential space. That means rental units will average 790 square feet apiece. The ground floor will contain 14,588 square feet of retail space in total across three separate units. Completion is expected sometime later this year, with 20 percent of the units renting at below market-rates. Global Design Strategies is designing and L+M Development is the developer.
YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower rising at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, back in the summer of 2014, when the building was only six stories in height. The project, dubbed B2 and part of the 15-tower mega-development Pacific Park, has seen significant delays over the past few years, but the structure is now at the 25th floor. The New York Times reports 181 of the apartments will be rented at below market-rates. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 square feet for arena storage. Forest City Ratner is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design.
WeWork rolled out its big plans for a 16-story office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard last summer. Now a smaller developer hopes to build a three-story office and retail project at 256 Flushing Avenue in Wallabout, across the street from the yard.