New buildings replace old ones quite frequently, and skylines evolve. It isn’t very often that a development literally redraws the map, but that’s what has happened with Hudson Lights, located in downtown Fort Lee, N.J.
Foundation work is now underway on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 21-10 44th Drive, in Long Island City’s Court Square section. A photo of the site can be seen in an update by The Court Square Blog. The project will eventually encompass 22,328 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level to its roof. There will be 2,710 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor and the residential units above should average 1,018 square feet apiece. The retail and residential units will all be condominiums. Kora Developers and BK Developers are the developers, and Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect. Completion is expected in late 2018, per on-site signage.
Real estate watchers are keeping an eye on development in the Bronx, as talks over the future of the 421-a tax break, which greased the skids for new construction in the borough, drag on into the ninth month. Despite the impasse, developers are still planning small buildings in the Bronx.
Midtown South-based Shimon Properties has filed applications for four three-story, two-to-three-unit residential buildings at 53-60 – 53-68 61st Street, located on the corner of 54th Avenue in Maspeth. Three of the buildings will measure 3,640 square feet each and contain three apartments apiece. The fourth building will measure 4,360 square feet and will feature 1,270 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor, followed by two apartments on the floors above. Across all four buildings, the units should average 870 square feet apiece. David Nagan’s Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The 10,823-square-foot assemblage is occupied by two single-story rowhouses. Demolition permits were filed in August.
City officials unveiled a massive rezoning last night for East Harlem, where the administration hopes to encourage towers as tall as 30 stories, less parking for new buildings, and more ground floor retail.