Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed the initial design for a 10-story, 83-unit mixed-use building at 196 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side, but now Magnum Real Estate Group and Real Estate Equities Corporation have made changes to the project. The Real Deal reports an 11-story, 94-unit structure is now planned. Ismael Leyva remains the design architect, while Incorporated Architecture & Design is designing the interior. Units will be condominiums, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, and a 30,000 square-foot Equinox gym will be located on the ground and second floors. Over the last few months, demolition of the site’s low-rise predecessors has wrapped up, and excavation equipment has arrived. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.
In early November, the City Planning Commission approved Hudson Companies’ planned 36-story, 139-unit mixed-use building at 280 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights, and now the City Council has approved the project. According to DNAinfo, Wednesday’s vote was practically the last step before the project gets green-lit. Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to sign the deal, which will conclude ULURP, the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The project overtakes the site of the Brooklyn Heights public library and 26,620 square feet on the ground floor will be dedicated to it. In addition, the Marvel Architects-designed tower will include 9,000 square feet of city-run academic labs and retail space. The property will be sold for $52 million.
Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on filings for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 349 Kent Avenue, in western Williamsburg, located a block in from the East River. Brooklyn-based Workshop Design + Architecture has released renderings of the project, which will measure 15,300 square feet in total, although 8,723 square feet will count towards zoning. Two retail units will split 923 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, and the residential units above will average 780 square feet apiece. Eugene Buchinger, operating as an anonymous LLC, is the developer. The site’s former two-story building was demolished earlier this year, and now that permits are approved, excavation is likely imminent.
Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 101 Morningside Avenue, in Harlem between West 123rd and 124th Streets. Then earlier this year, Azimuth Development Group landed a $20 million construction loan for the project. Per Harlem+Bespoke, an on-site rendering has been posted of the 44,062 square-foot building, which is being designed by Aufgang Architects. The residential units will average 1,650 square feet apiece and will be condominiums. On the cellar and ground levels, St. Luke Baptist Church will occupy 7,761 square feet of space. The vacant four-story building at 101 Morningside still has to be demolished. Two old townhouses at 369-371 West 123rd Street were demolished this past year, although the building at no. 373 will remain untouched. Completion is expected in late 2017.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building at 613 Baltic Street, in northern Park Slope, and earlier this year, the New York Post published the first rendering of the project. Since then, VOA Associates has made further refinements to the design, which Curbed revealed yesterday. JDS Development is behind the project, which will feature condominiums as well as 3,365 and 2,150 square feet of ground-floor retail and community space, respectively. Dubbed Baltic, sales are expected to begin early next year, with completion set for 2017. Four three-story townhouses at 107-113 Fourth Avenue must first be demolished.