A proposal to add four stories of residential space to a single-story commercial building in Queens is still on hold. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, for the second time, declined to approve the plan for 35-64 85th Street.
Vanbarton Group is in contract to acquire the six-story, 115,000-square-foot mixed-use building, formerly home to the Tribeca Film Festival, at 13-17 Laight Street, in TriBeCa, for $90 million. The group plans to convert the building into a retail, office, and “lifestyle facility” space, the New York Post reported. Vanbarton is in the process of buying out all of the property’s existing commercial and residential tenants. The 13,867-square-foot lot also comes with 10,530 square feet of air rights, although it’s not known if an expansion is planned.
Construction is wrapping on the eight-story, 32-unit mixed-use building under development at 100 Avenue A, located between East 6th and 7th streets in the East Village. Photos of the progress can be seen in an EV Grieve report. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 51,121 square feet. The ground and cellar levels will host a 12,000-square-foot Blink Fitness, followed by 32 residential units. They will be condominiums and should average 950 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage for 46 bikes, plus laundry facilities, storage space, and a rooftop terrace. Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Real Estate Group is the developer and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the architecture. Built In Studio is designing the interiors. Completion is expected later this year.
Construction on the 27-story, 168-unit mixed-use building under development at 27-19 44th drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City, has topped out 282 feet above street level. Photos of the structure have been posted to The Court Square Blog. The news comes after construction was only up to the ninth floor in May. The latest building permits indicates the project, dubbed Watermark Court Square, measures 152,144 square feet. There will be 2,756 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by rental apartments averaging 731 square feet apiece. The building’s residential amenities were listed in one of YIMBY’s earlier posts. Twining Properties is the developer, with Handel Architects designing. Completion is expected in the summer of 2017.
Over the past year, the former four-story commercial building at 152 Elizabeth Street, located on the corner of Kenmare Street in Little Italy, has been demolished down to its foundation. A seven-story, seven-unit mixed-use building is now rising from that foundation, currently a single story above street level, Bowery Boogie reports. The latest building permits indicate the new structure will measure 26,788 square feet. The ground floor will host 2,193 square feet of retail space, followed by two units per floor on the second and third floors, full-floor units on the fourth and fifth-floors, and a penthouse on the sixth and seventh floors. The penthouse will feature two roof decks. The apartments, condominiums, will range from one- to four-bedrooms, averaging 3,514 square feet apiece. There will also be a seven-car automated parking garage in the cellar. Osaka, Japan-based Tadao Ando Architects & Associates is the design architect and Greenwich Village-based Gabellini Sheppard Associates is the executive architect. Sumaida + Khurana is the developer. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.