A rendering has been revealed of the 11-story, 73-unit mixed-use building planned at 609 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 18th Street in South Slope. Recently filed new building applications indicate the project will encompass 93,050 square feet. It will include 4,960 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 785 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. CGI Strategies is the developer and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design, DNAinfo reported. The 12,520-square-foot assemblage currently consists of three three-story townhouses along Fourth Avenue, a single-story commercial building on the corner, and a small vacant lot along 18th Street. Demolition permits were filed earlier this year. The Prospect Avenue stop on the R train is two blocks away.
Now that phase one of St. George’s Lighthouse Point project – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building with residential units and commercial space at 35A Bay Street – is under construction and gaining attention, Triangle Equities is shifting focus on to the second phase. The developer has partnered with Starwood Hotel & Resorts for a 12-story, 175-key Westin hotel, which will be built adjacent and connected to one of four existing industrial buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported. The hotel, dubbed the Westin New York Staten Island, will encompass 190,000 square feet and will include 15,000 square feet of event space. Many of its luxury amenities and a restaurant will be located in the industrial building. The other three industrial buildings will be redeveloped into an additional 30,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space. Perkins Eastman is designing and Andres Escobar is responsible for the interiors, although new building applications haven’t been filed for the hotel. Completion of the hotel is expected in 2019.
Brooklyn-based Scarano Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 326 Avenue U, in central Gravesend. The project will measure 11,661 square feet. It will include retail space in the cellar and on a mezzanine level connected to the ground floor. The residential units will be located on the second through sixth floors and should average 626 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include six off-street parking spaces, storage for 20 bikes, a recreation room on the ground floor, laundry facilities, and a roof terrace. David Silberman’s Flushing-based firm is the applicant of record. The 2,227-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Avenue U stop on the F train is down the block.
Over the summer, the Durst Organization entered into contract to acquire the 36,281-square-foot site at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in Harlem. The developer has since closed on the purchase for just under $91 million, the New York Post reported. Durst will abandon the ODA New York-designed 24-story, 670-unit mixed-use project (originally 32 stories and 682 units) envisioned by the Continuum Company, the site’s previous owner. Instead, completely new plans will be drawn up, presumably by a different architect. Regardless, the final plans will include a large affordable housing component. Roughly 600,000 square feet of mixed-use space can be built as-of-right. The project is still eligible for the 421-a tax abatement since Continuum technically conducted foundation work at the site.
Construction has reached the 13th floor on the 28-story, 104-unit mixed-use tower under development at 200 East 95th Street (a.k.a. 1681 Third Avenue), on the Upper East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower, dubbed the Kent, will eventually encompass 317,664 square feet and rise 392 feet to its pinnacle. It will have 13,225 square feet of retail space across the ground floor and the first cellar level. The residential units above, which will be condominiums, will range from two- to five-bedrooms, averaging 2,500 square feet apiece. Extell Development Company is the developer and Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Champalimaud has been tasked with the interiors and West 8 is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.