Excavation has commenced at 26 Avenue B, in the East Village, where a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building is planned, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 7,732 square feet, which includes 1,614 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; according to the Schedule A, an eating and drinking establishment is planned. Residential units above will average 765 square feet apiece. Back when the filings were submitted to the DOB in 2011, Shiming Tam was the architect, but now Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is serving as applicant of record.
Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings for Essex Crossing‘s 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building planned at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side, and last January we revealed renderings of the project. The 300,000 square-foot building includes 43,000 square feet of commercial space, and Planet Fitness is now expected to lease 22,000 square feet on the second floor, The Lo-Down reports. A 30,000 square-foot grocery store is also planned for the ground floor, though it currently lacks a confirmed tenant.
Daniel Wise, operating as an anonymous LLC, has acquired the four-story tenement buildings at 201-203 East Broadway, on the Lower East Side, for $8.5 million last month, according to Bowery Boogie. Last week, demolition permits were filed to knock the buildings down, and asbestos abatement notices were posted on-site. The site boasts 28,152 square feet of development rights, or 37,152 square feet if a community facility is included. New building applications haven’t been filed with the DOB.
In New York City, the current real estate boom has left the largest marks on the Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn skylines, but the rise of Jersey City over the past few years has been equally if not more impressive. And while the latest additions across the Hudson have been predominantly residential, YIMBY has word that a 95-story tower is now in the works at 55 Hudson Street, which could make it the tallest building in both Jersey City, and all of New Jersey.
YoungWoo & Associates and RXR Realty have presented updated plans for the renovation of Pier 57, an abandoned 560,000 square-foot former waterway terminal, near the Meatpacking District. According to Curbed, the rooftop will operate as a 1.8-acre public park, with 13,399 square feet of green space, a restaurant pavilion and wooden stadium. It was also previously reported a 100,000 square-foot food court is planned, and Google is expected to take 250,000 square feet of office space. A public hearing on the project is expected in the coming months. Completion is slated for 2017.