In December 2014, YIMBY noticed excavation beginning at 401 West 31st Street, in Midtown West, where Brookfield Properties is developing a 64-story, 790-unit residential building, featuring 3,440 square feet of retail space; now the building is a floor above street level, per Curbed. The building will measure a total 756,700 square feet, and SOM is designing, while SLCE is serving as the architect of record. Completion of the tower is expected in Summer 2017.
Extell Development and Carlyle Group have filed applications for another Riverside Center building, this time at 639 West 59th Street, in Lincoln Square. The building will stand 34 stories or 391 feet in height, and will have 244 residential units. Retail space will span 1,845 square feet on the ground floor within the larger 330,152 square-foot building, and amenity space will be located on the ground floor and cellar. Goldstein Hill & West Architects is the architect of record.
The four-story commercial building at 319 Bowery, in the East Village, is currently being gut-renovated into three full-floor residential units and ground floor retail, according to EV Grieve. The retail portion will span 1,500 square feet in the 5,090 square-foot building, and residential units will average 1,200 square feet. Steve Croman is redeveloping the property, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects is the applicant of record.
Silvershore Properties has acquired the four-story mixed-use building at 149 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, for $2.8 million. The firm plans to overhaul and expand the building, according to Bowery Boogie. Two stories will be added on top, and two duplex apartments and retail units will be carved out of the existing structure. Permits have yet to be filed with the DOB.
New York State’s Court of Appeals has approved New York University’s planned four-building, 1.9 million square-foot expansion at their Greenwich Village campus, according to the Daily News, rejecting a bid by NIMBYs to block the school’s continued growth. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20-40 East Houston Street (aka 181 Mercer Street), as well as the single-story retail buildings at 130 Bleecker Street and 535-555 LaGuardia Place, will be demolished. Completion of the entire expansion is expected by 2035.