Back in September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 236-unit residential building at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, in southern Sheepshead Bay, located directly adjacent to the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B/Q trains. Now, Sheepshead Bites reports foundation work is well underway on what permits say will eventually be a 275,892-square-foot building. The residential units, which will be a mix of condominiums and rental apartments, should average a relatively spacious 1,169 square feet apiece. The tower’s lower portions will host 13,530 square feet of commercial space, and amenities include 124 parking spaces, many located in an underground garage, storage for 118 bikes, a fitness center, a pool and spa, and and common outdoor spaces. AvalonBay and Muss Development are the developers, and Perkins Eastman Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018.
In August of 2015, news broke that Tishman Speyer was acquiring five stories of Macy’s nine-story commercial building at 422 Fulton Street, along with the parking garage at 11 Hoyt Street/217 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, for $170 million. Macy’s is expected to consolidate their retail space into 278,000 square feet on the lower half of the building (basement through fourth floors). Speyer would then expand and convert the upper portion into 10 stories of office space. The Wall Street Journal now has the first glimpse of the renovations, which Speyer has agreed to fund (as part of the deal), that will go into Macy’s portion of the building. Macy’s and FRCH Design Worldwide are designing their space. Work is expected to begin imminently, and the renovation is expected to be complete in 2019. It was recently reported that Speyer would be utilizing the EB-5 program to raise roughly $60 million in financing.
Last month, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building planned at 38 Sixth Avenue, in Prospect Heights, located within the 15-building Pacific Park mega-development. Curbed NY now has an update on the entire project, but more specifically photos revealing that this portion of Pacific Park is finally rising. The structure is currently two stories above street level. It will eventually encompass 341,595 square feet and will feature 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor. The rental apartments, averaging 957 square feet apiece, will all rent at below market-rates. There will be a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. A partnership between Forest City Ratner and Greenland USA is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
The Beechwood Organization is developing a six-story, 195-unit apartment-hotel on a vacant plot of land on the western end of Meadowbrook Point, a 720-unit senior residential community they recently finished at 1100 Corporate Drive, in Nassau County’s East Garden City. According to Real Estate Weekly, the building, dubbed The Vanderbilt, will host 178 residential units and 17 hotel suites. The residential units will be rental apartments, coming in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. Amenities include an English garden, a fitness center, a yoga room, a library, entertainment rooms, a café, meeting rooms, and a private courtyard featuring a pool and restaurant. Stonehill & Taylor Architects will be designing the interiors. The foundation was recently laid, and construction is expected to finish in late 2018.
Back in August of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for the six-story, 29-unit mixed-use building at 509 Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill. Now, Curbed NY has updated details on the project, as well as the first partial renderings revealing the structure’s exterior. The 114,812-square-foot building, dubbed the Hendrik, will actually feature 33 residential units, averaging 1,680 square feet apiece. The apartments will be condominiums, ranging from two- to four-bedroom configurations. Per the Schedule A, amenities will include a fitness center and a 12,725-square-foot parking garage in the sub-cellar. There will also be 16,293 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. Hope Street Capital and AEW Capital Management are the developers, with Beyer Blinder Belle behind the design. The site’s old Walgreens store was demolished in 2015 and completion of the new structure is expected in 2017.