Aaron Karpen and Anshel Friedman have filed applications for a 12-story, 125-unit mixed-use building at 541 Fourth Avenue, in southern Park Slope, two blocks north of the R train’s stop at Prospect Avenue. The building will measure a total 103,602 square feet, which includes 10,830 square feet of commercial-retail on the ground floor. Beginning on the second floor, the rental units will average 742 square feet apiece. Karl Fischer is designing. Eight three-story townhouses spanning 541-555 4th Avenue will have to be demolished, and construction is slated to begin this December, per The Real Deal.
Early last year, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the nearly complete 50-story hotel and residential tower at 20 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Since then, the 59-unit and 114-key Baccarat Hotel & Residences wrapped up construction, and now 80% of the condominiums have sold, with sales topping $300 million. Condo layouts range from 1,167 square feet up to the 7,381 square-foot penthouse. Starwood Capital and Tribeca Associates are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect.
Early last year, YIMBY reported on the demolition of the 10-story Bancroft building at 3 West 29th Street, in NoMad, and now the New York Post has revealed what HFZ Capital has planned for the development assemblage. A 64-story, 800-foot-tall mixed-use tower is planned on the 30th Street side, where a 12-story commercial building has yet to be demolished at 8-16 West 30th Street. The neighboring Marble Collegiate Church is also in on the project, and will operate offices in the skyscraper’s limestone-clad base. A small plaza is also rendered on the 29th Street side, immediately adjacent to the church. Moshe Safdie is designing, and the project reportedly requires approval from the LPC.
In 2013, YIMBY brought you news of the three-tower development URL Harborside planned at 200 Greene Street, on the Jersey City waterfront, and now the first tower has topped out at 69 stories, per Tectonic. The first tower will include 763 apartments and commercial space, but also a significant parking garage. The entire development will total 2,358 units, and Ironstate Development and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation are developing. Amsterdam-based Concrete is designing, and the first tower is expected to be complete in mid-2016.
Long Island-based Astrit Canj has filed applications for a two-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 179 McClean Avenue, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of Arrochar, near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The small infill project will measure 4,000 square feet in total, with half the square-footage designated for ground-floor retail space. On the second floor, the residential units will average 1,000 square feet each. Staten Island-based Ryan & Vaccaro is the architect, and an existing home deep in the lot must first be demolished.