Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) have launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 400-unit-plus, mixed-use development on the block bound by Park and Madison avenues and East 111th and 112th streets, in East Harlem. The request mandates the development to be entirely below market-rate and to have at least 400 rental apartments. In addition, all proposals must be of Passive House standards, according to Politico New York. The project will also include commercial and community facility components, and likely a public park space. The 76,500-square-foot development site currently consists of East Harlem Little League’s baseball field and four community gardens. It takes up the entire block, with the exception of the vacant lot at 91 East 111th Street and the four-story building at 1679 Madison Avenue. The baseball field and two of the community gardens will be relocated within the neighborhood. Since the project will be built on city-owned land, the selected proposal would have to be approved through the city’s ULURP process.
Earlier this year, the 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building under development at 251 1st Street (a.k.a. 275 Fourth Avenue), in Park Slope, was several floors above street level. Now, the project has topped out and is receiving its façade elements, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. The development, which goes by 251 First, encompasses 82,045 square feet. The latest filings indicate it will feature 4,273 square feet of ground-floor retail space in addition to a 335-square-foot medical office. The residential units will be condominiums and should average 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities include a stroller valet and storage room, a lounge, a library, fitness and yoga room, a children’s playroom, storage for 22 bikes, a pet washing and grooming station, laundry facilities, a landscaped courtyard, and a rooftop recreational area. The U.S. arm of Shenzhen-based developer Vanke Group is behind the project, while ODA New York is the design architect. Issac & Stern Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.
Late last year, new details emerged of the 10-story, 428-unit residential building planned at 30-02 39th Avenue (a.k.a. 30-17 40th Avenue), in northern Long Island City, located directly below the 39th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. Now, YIMBY can reveal the 39th Avenue façade of the project, thanks to a rendering posted on-site and spotted by JFBautista via the YIMBY Forums. The structure will encompass 413,138 square feet. It will have 3,181 square feet of ground-floor retail space and its residential units should average 679 square feet apiece. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Its 22,000 square feet of amenities include storage space for 319 bikes, an underground parking garage, a fitness center, an entertainment room, a lounge, a gathering room, laundry facilities, a green house, and a rooftop pool and sundeck. Developer Lightstone Group secured $75 million in financing in April for the project, and recently secured $30 million more, Commercial Observer reports. Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV Architects) is behind the design. Excavation began last November, and completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in September of 2015, piling work was underway for the 20-story, 110-unit mixed-use building planned at 42-10 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Now, foundation work is underway at the site, with the first rebar sprouting from the ground, The Court Square Blog reports. Per the latest permits with the Department of Buildings, the 20-story, 212-foot-tall project will encompass 137,812 square feet. It will feature 8,645 square feet of ground-floor retail and its residential units should average 741 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include private residential storage, storage for 55 bikes, a parking garage on the second floor, and recreational areas on the 19th and 20th floors. Lions Group NYC is the developer, while Flushing-based Raymond Chan is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Back in November of 2015, a rendering was revealed of the planned eight-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 109 East 115th Street, in East Harlem. Now, the structure is nearly topped out, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure encompasses 35,493 square feet, and will include a 5,392-square-foot nonprofit community facility on the ground floor. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 699 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a storage space for 16 bikes, a fitness center, and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. ACNY Developers Inc. is developing the project, while H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown-based HTO Architect is the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.