Blesso Properties has acquired the former Lincoln Savings Bank building and the 13,000 square-foot parking lot at 525-545 Broadway, in southern Williamsburg, for $32.8 million; the site was placed on the market a year ago. According to Curbed, the assemblage includes 190,000 square feet of development rights, and a mixed-use building, with 100 rental units and a 15,000 square-foot roof deck is planned for the vacant lot. The existing 60,300 square-foot bank building will also be redeveloped, and the project is located right beneath the J and M trains’ Lorimer Street stop.
Tai W. Liu, head of an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 16 Bay 25th Street, in Bath Beach, right around the corner to the D train’s stop at 20th Avenue. The building will measure 16,376 square feet in total, and will feature 2,115 square feet of retail space on the basement level, in addition to 3,638 square feet for a day care on the first floor. Residential units above will average 1,062 square feet, and Chinatown-based H2 Consulting is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed for the existing two-story, two-unit building in July.
Following the approval of a 30-year tax abatement and a false ground-breaking in 2013, Boraie Development is now expecting to begin construction on a 26-story, 169-market-rate-unit mixed-use building at 40 Rector Street, in downtown Newark, a few blocks north of Penn Station. The existing six-story building will expand, and 8,500 square feet of retail will be located in the base. According to NJ Advance Media, Goldman Sachs is financing the majority of the project, dubbed One Riverview, and permits are currently be acquired to begin construction.
Earlier this year, Kushner Companies and KABR Group acquired the development site at One Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, and now an initial rendering has surfaced of the project’s first tower. Proposed at 56 stories and 666 feet, the 1.1 million square-foot building will have 744 residential units, with 120,000 square feet of retail and office space in its nine-story base, per The Jersey Journal. The Planning Board has not yet approved the tower. Last year, YIMBY revealed Humphreys & Partners’ now-outdated proposal.
In June, Ceruzzi Properties was reportedly in contract to purchase 520 Fifth Avenue, on East 43rd Street, and now the developer has closed on the $325 million site, according to Commercial Observer. Shanghai Municipal Investment’s U.S. arm is partnering with Ceruzzi, and the team is planning to follow through with applications filed back in 2014, which call for a 71-story mixed-use tower.