In late 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned seven-story, 164-unit mixed-use building at 149 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. The project has now topped out and much of the curtain wall is also installed, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. The building will measure 220,996 square feet in total, 129,522 square feet of which will be residential space. That means rental units will average 790 square feet apiece. The ground floor will contain 14,588 square feet of retail space in total across three separate units. Completion is expected sometime later this year, with 20 percent of the units renting at below market-rates. Global Design Strategies is designing and L+M Development is the developer.
YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower rising at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, back in the summer of 2014, when the building was only six stories in height. The project, dubbed B2 and part of the 15-tower mega-development Pacific Park, has seen significant delays over the past few years, but the structure is now at the 25th floor. The New York Times reports 181 of the apartments will be rented at below market-rates. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 square feet for arena storage. Forest City Ratner is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design.
WeWork rolled out its big plans for a 16-story office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard last summer. Now a smaller developer hopes to build a three-story office and retail project at 256 Flushing Avenue in Wallabout, across the street from the yard.
In December, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 10-story, 65-unit mixed-use building, dubbed FRANK 57WEST, under construction at 600 West 58th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen at the corner of Eleventh Avenue. At the time, the structure was three stories in height, but now the building has officially topped out. It’s the first ground-up project to bring medical space to the Far West Side. The first four floors, which the Wexler Healthcare Properties Team at The Corcoran Group is leasing, will contain 87,717 square feet of medical space. The ground floor will also feature 6,407 square feet of commercial-retail space, and the top six floors will contain the rental apartments. The Durst Organization is developing the project and Studio V Architecture is designing it. Occupancy is expected in the second half of 2016.
Last October, Related Companies’ 11-story, 39-unit mixed-use building underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, was five stories above street level. Today, the structure is roughly 10 stories in height and close to topping out, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. Glass façade is also being installed on the first four floors of the Zaha Hadid-design building. Retail space on the ground floor will measure 11,183 square feet in the 188,696 square-foot project. The condominium units on the floors above will average 3,533 square-foot apiece. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and completion is expected later this year.