Another day, another new residential building planned in Long Island City. Last week we spotted plans for a nine-story development at 42-22 Crescent Street, between 42nd Road and the Queensboro Bridge approach.
Foundation work is now underway on the site of a long-stalled-out hotel development at 36-18 Main Street, in Downtown Flushing. YIMBY can bring you news of the construction thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. Building permits for the project, which date back to 2004, detail plans for a two-tower, 12-story multi-use commercial complex that encompasses 290,195 square feet. Commercial-retail space will be located on the ground through forth floors in a common podium. One of the towers will contain a 148-key Hotel Indigo on the fifth through 11th floors. The other tower will feature medical offices on the fifth through 11th floors. The complex will also feature restaurants on the third and 12th floors. It will be served by a 345-car underground garage and have storage for 31 bikes. JWC Architect Engineer is the architect of record, while CMA Landmark Associates is developing. Completion is expected in 2018, per a Queens Courier update from 2014.
A rendering has been posted on the site of the planned six-story, five-unit mixed-use redevelopment at 242 Elizabeth Street, in NoLIta. The black-and-white rendering comes as Ervolino Group begins construction to expand the site’s existing single-story commercial building, Bowery Boogie reported. The latest buildings permits indicate the project will measure 7,667 square feet, with 1,795 square feet of commercial-retail space planned on the ground floor, which will be leased to City Gym. Each floor above will contain a single residential unit, although the top unit, a duplex penthouse, will also contain space on an upper penthouse level. The apartments should average 1,174 square feet apiece, and a Crain’s report from 2014 states that the apartments will be luxury rentals. Amenities include private residential storage units and bicycle storage. Nabil Ishac’s Midtown South-based Ishac Design Architects is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
A structure dating back to the Civil War will be returned to residential use. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a plan for 353 Sixth Avenue (a.k.a. 353 Avenue of the Americas), one which will see the structure grow a little.
Foundation work is now complete at 125 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District, the site of a planned 88-story, 273-unit mixed-use tower being developed by SHVO (headed by Michael Shvo), New Valley, and Bizzi & Partners Development. The concrete pit is now ready to make way for the tower portion, as seen in a photo by ILNY that was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The exact dimensions of building are not known, as the permits at the Buildings Department have yet to be amended, but we know it will rise 898 feet above street level (per Curbed NY) and will encompass roughly 450,000 square feet. There will be 20,000 square feet of retail space in its base and 16,000 square feet of residential amenities, including multiple terraces throughout the tower. The residential units will also be condominiums, ranging from studios to a triplex penthouse. Rafael Viñoly Architects is behind the design. Earlier this year, the developers were in the process of securing financing through various sources. Completion is expected in 2018.