WeWork rolled out its big plans for a 16-story office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard last summer. Now a smaller developer hopes to build a three-story office and retail project at 256 Flushing Avenue in Wallabout, across the street from the yard.
The northern Bronx is one of the cheapest areas to build market-rate housing and buy a home in New York City. And much of that development happens in Williamsbridge, a neighborhood east of Woodlawn Cemetery.
In December, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 10-story, 65-unit mixed-use building, dubbed FRANK 57WEST, under construction at 600 West 58th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen at the corner of Eleventh Avenue. At the time, the structure was three stories in height, but now the building has officially topped out. It’s the first ground-up project to bring medical space to the Far West Side. The first four floors, which the Wexler Healthcare Properties Team at The Corcoran Group is leasing, will contain 87,717 square feet of medical space. The ground floor will also feature 6,407 square feet of commercial-retail space, and the top six floors will contain the rental apartments. The Durst Organization is developing the project and Studio V Architecture is designing it. Occupancy is expected in the second half of 2016.
Last October, Related Companies’ 11-story, 39-unit mixed-use building underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, was five stories above street level. Today, the structure is roughly 10 stories in height and close to topping out, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. Glass façade is also being installed on the first four floors of the Zaha Hadid-design building. Retail space on the ground floor will measure 11,183 square feet in the 188,696 square-foot project. The condominium units on the floors above will average 3,533 square-foot apiece. Ismael Leyva Architects is the architect of record and completion is expected later this year.
Brooklyn-based Kazzak Realty has filed applications to build a four-story, seven-unit residential building on the vacant portion of 490 Humboldt Street, in northern Williamsburg, located seven blocks north of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The new 7,751 square-foot building would be built on an irregularly shaped lot adjacent to an existing three-story, three-unit mixed-use building. The new structure, which would have a rooftop terrace, would have 6,032 square feet of residential space, with average units of 862 square feet apiece. Part of the existing structure, specifically the single-story rear portion, will be demolished. Brooklyn-based Philip Toscano is the architect of record.