News broke earlier this month that a developer is looking to build a 12-story mixed-use building at 107-18 70th Road, in Forest Hills, and renderings of the project have since surfaced. According to DNAinfo, the new building is being designed by Morali Architects. As previously reported, the 120-foot-tall structure would require a variance from the city as zoning currently only allows for new developments of up to 80 feet. The developer, who remains anonymous, is planning to transfer air rights to the site, which is currently occupied by a strip of single-story restaurants, known as “Restaurant Row.” The project would have ground-floor retail space with new restaurants and residential units on the upper floors. A tentative completion date is being pegged at 2019.
In the summer of 2015, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the Lighthouse Point mixed-use development, in St. George, located immeadiately south of the St. George Terminal on Staten Island. Construction kicked off on the project’s first phase later that year – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building that fronts Bay Street. Its developers – Triangle Equities and Lubert-Adler – have now secured a total $81.7 million in financing from multiple sources. In addition, Commercial Observer reports Regus signed a lease to take 30,000 square feet of the mixed-use building’s 65,000 square feet of commercial space. The remaining 35,000 square feet could be leased as office or retail space, and construction on the first phase is expected to wrap up in 2017. The rest of the project includes repurposing four historic structures and other artifacts, and building a 12-story, 175-key hotel with 15,000 square feet of event space and an additional 23,000 square feet of multi-use commercial space. Garrison Architects is designing.
In December of 2015, foundation work was underway at the planned seven-story, 37-unit residential building at 50 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, Bowery Boogie reports the structure is two stories above street level. Once complete, the project will encompass 43,002 square feet and will have 1,836 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units, which are condominiums, will average 1,023 square feet apiece and Paris Forino is designing the interiors. Only six units remain up for grabs. Amenities will include, but are not limited to, a 24-hour doorman, bike storage, residential storage, a fitness center, and a rooftop recreation space. Issac & Stern Architects is behind the project design and DHA Capital is the developer. Completion is expected by the end of this year.
In December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use building at 846-850 Sixth Avenue, in MoMad, located on the corner of West 30th Street. Curbed NY now has renderings of the project, which is being dubbed The NOMA, with an official address of 50 West 30th Street. The latest filings indicate the new building will encompass 105,973 square feet and will include retail space totaling 10,363 square feet on the cellar through the second floors. The residential units, beginning on the third floor, will be condominium and should average 1,320 square feet apiece. The apartments will range from one- to three-bedroom configurations. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design and Alchemy Properties is the developer. It replaces the site’s former single-story commercial property, which was demolished last year.
Until now, the residential supertall boom has been focused on the core of Midtown, with One57, 432 Park, 217 West 57th Street, and 111 West 57th Street all rising in the blocks between Eighth and Park avenue. Now, we have fresh renderings for Kohn Pedersen Fox’s entry into a design contest for 151 East 60th Street, which would rise on the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 60th Street, stretching Midtown’s new skyscraper crown a few blocks northeast of its current local maxima.