Back in June, YIMBY brought you news of construction beginning on Greenland Forest City Partners’ 23-story and 303-unit mixed-use building at 38 Sixth Avenue, in Prospect Heights, which marked their fourth building to break ground at the Pacific Park redevelopment. Now, applications have been filed for a building right across the street at 37 Sixth Avenue/495 Dean Street, which will also house a public school. Applications call for a 26-story structure totaling 342,788 square feet. The school will measure 69,858 square feet from the sub-cellar through the sixth floors, and the building’s upper portion, starting on the sixth floor, will hold 323 apartments, averaging 848 square feet apiece.
Harlen Housing Associates, owner of the 214-unit Section 8 building at 560 Lenox Avenue in northern Harlem, has been planning a second facility on the adjacent lot at 70 West 139th Street for nearly a decade. Now, construction loans have been obtained for the eight-story, 64-unit project, according to Harlem+Bespoke. The building will measure 55,355 square feet in total, which includes 1,878 square feet of community space on the ground floor, and 42 of the 64 units will be designated as affordable. Peter Franzese Design and Engineering is the applicant of record.
L+M Development and Hornig Capital Partners have filed applications for a 12-story, 133-unit mixed-use building at 4439 Third Avenue in Belmont, between East 181st and 182nd Streets. All of the residential units will rent at below-market rates, and average a relatively spacious 955 square feet apiece. Another 11,425 square feet of communal facility space will operate on the ground floor, and Dattner Architects is designing.
While the Downtown Brooklyn construction boom’s biggest impact will be the addition of residential space, its effects on the streetscape are also going to be significant, and few projects will be more significant to the pedestrian experience than 286 Ashland Place. The building, which is being designed by TEN Arquitectos and developed by Two Trees, will soon stand 32 stories tall, but its significant presence at the street level is already becoming apparent, per the latest photos from Tectonic.
YIMBY reported on the initial applications filed in January of 2014 for a 33-story mixed-use building at 12-20 West 40th Street, on Bryant Park, and the project’s latest renderings surfaced last spring after multiple redesigns. Now, The New York Times has more details, stating the 33-story structure will contain roughly 230 hotel rooms from floors two through 15, and 57 condos beginning on the 16th floor. Retail space and a restaurant will operate on the ground floor. HFZ Capital Group is developing, while British architect David Chipperfield is designing, and sales are expected to begin this October, with completion scheduled for early 2017.