The Hudson River Park Trust plans to redevelop the vacant Pier 26 in Tribeca, between North Moore and Laight Streets, into a science center and park space, according to The New York Times. Last week, it was announced that Rafael Viñoly will be designing the education and research facility, and OLIN will be the landscape designer. The $30 million project is being equally funded by Citigroup, the City, and, pending request, the LMDC. Completion is expected by early 2019.
In July of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 34-unit residential building at 542 West 153rd Street, in Hamilton Heights, and now the project is under construction and four stories above street level, per Harlem+Bespoke. Synapse Development Group is developing the building, with the intention to achieve Passive House standards. Units will average 865 square feet, and East Village-based Chris Benedict is designing. Completion is currently expected in the spring of 2016.
Kensington-based Success Custom Builders has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1551 49th Street, in central Borough Park, four blocks east of the 50th Street stop on the D train. The building will measure 9,015 square feet, which means units will average 1,127 square feet. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the applicant of record, and a brick 2.5-story home must first be demolished.
Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, 16-unit residential building at 198-200 Clifton Place, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. But now it appears the site has been acquired by a new owner, Williamsburg-based Elite Realty & Management, who has also filed new applications to construct two separate multi-family buildings. Each building will stand four stories tall and have eight units, and each unit will average 676 square feet. In one building, the two top-floor units will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record.
Kai Management, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 15-unit residential building at 205 Beach 29th Street, in Far Rockaway, five blocks south of the Beach 25th Street stop on the A train. The building will measure 11,833 square feet in total, which translates into an average unit size of 789 square feet. The parcel of land is vacant, and Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based GRU Corporation is the applicant of record.