Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Simon Baron Development’s planned 44-story, 467-unit mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, in Long Island City, and now excavation has begun, per The Court Square Blog. The building, dubbed QE7, will measure 382,120 square feet, which includes 13,580 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors. SBJ Group is designing, and completion is expected by the summer of 2018.
The planned 28-story, 370-key hotel & 11-unit condo tower at 215 Chrystie Street has risen quickly this summer, and now stands five stories tall, per the latest photo from Tectonic. Located on the Lower East Side, Herzog & de Meuron designed the building, which is being developed by Ian Schrager and Witkoff. Curbed also reported on the project’s progress yesterday, and completion is currently expected in 2016.
Excavation is imminent at 816 Washington Avenue, in Prospect Heights, where ELH Management is planning a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building, according to Brownstoner. Located two blocks north of the Brooklyn Museum stop on the 2/3 trains, the eight apartments will be rented at below-market rates, and 3,135 square feet of retail space will span the ground floor. Dattner is designing, and the site’s former rent-regulated predecessor burnt down in 2010.
Early in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 17-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 232 Seventh Avenue, in eastern Chelsea, and now YIMBY can report excavation has commenced at the site. The building will measure 42,325 square feet, which includes 2,425 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and C3D Architecture is designing. Chelsea 7 JV LLC is the developer, and the project’s completion is most likely towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Stellar Management is seeking city approval to add 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail to the base of their 30-story, 200-unit residential building at 70 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side, according to DNAinfo. The expansion would include five retail units and a reconfigured lobby. The area around the building is currently a concrete plaza, and approval from City Planning is required. Richard Metsky is one of the designers.