Vinbaytel Developments has acquired the vacant three-story, 5,148-square-foot mixed-use building at 192 Eighth Avenue, located between West 19th and 20th streets in Chelsea. The new owner plans to build a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building, Commercial Observer reported. Building permits, which have not yet been approved, are currently on file for a 10,390-square-foot structure with 2,090 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, although the rendering appears to indicate retail on the second floor, as well. The residential condominiums, which should average 1,660 square feet apiece, will be located across the second through sixth floors, plus a seventh-floor penthouse. Little Neck, Queens-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record.
The local nonprofit Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS, Inc.) is converting the former F. Berg & Company Hat Factory complex, located at 475 South Jefferson Street in the Valley Arts District section of Orange, N.J., into 32 residential units. The loft-style condominium apartments will range from 750-square-foot one-bedrooms to 1,150-square-foot three-bedrooms. The 70,000-square-foot, multi-building project, dubbed Hat City Lofts, will also include over 10,000 square feet of commercial space for artistic uses, Jersey Digs reported. Move-ins are expected in 2017.
Brooklyn-based property owner Haim Nortman has acquired, for $10.2 million, 27,500 square feet of air rights from a neighboring property for a mixed-use project planned at 362 West 125th Street, in Harlem. With the additional air rights, the site could accommodate up to 108,588 square feet of mixed-use development. The new building will include commercial space and residential units, Commercial Observer reported, although new building applications have not been filed at this time. The 12,475-square-foot site is occupied by a four-story LaGree Baptist Church. Demolition permits were filed in November. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
Red Apple Group has filed applications for a 21-story, 311-unit mixed-use building at 3514 Surf Avenue, located between West 35th and 36th streets in the western end of Coney Island. The development would encompass 432,300 square feet and rise 185 feet to its roof. It would include 22,513 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by apartments across the third through 21st floors. The apartments should average 969 square feet apiece. There will be a 254-car parking garage across the cellar through second floors, with residential amenities across the second through fourth floors. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. The 69,848-square-foot site, encompassing an entire block, is vacant.
It has been over three months since we checked in on nightclub impresario turned real estate developer Ian Schrager’s residential building under construction at 160 Leroy Street, in the West Village. Since then, much has been accomplished.