Back in February of 2014, a number of developers toured the former Bayview Correctional Facility, an eight-story, 100,000 square-foot complex, at 550 West 20th Street, in West Chelsea, after the city issued a request for proposals just months earlier. Now, Empire State Development has awarded NoVo Foundation a 99-year lease to redevelop the property, according to Commercial Observer. NoVo Foundations and the Goren Group plan to transform the building into the Women’s Building, which will house a women’s rights organization. The project will include community space, art installations, and a restaurant.
Back in early 2014, YIMBY featured a first look at speculative plans for the redevelopment of the American Bible Society. That concept fell through, but we followed up with a post that included a prospective design by architects Goldstein Hill & West. Now, Skidmore Owings & Merrill has been tapped to design the project, and thanks to a tipster’s submission of diagrams for the project, we were able to create renderings that are a close approximation of what the building will ultimately look like.
In August, YIMBY revealed the first renderings for 532 Neptune Avenue, the 41-story residential tower set to replace Trump Village Shopping Center in Coney Island. Now we have a look at the retail portion of the development at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, which is across the street from the big development site at Neptune Avenue and West 6th Street.
Jamaica Estates has been largely untouched by the wave of development sweeping through the rest of Jamaica, but new buildings are rising on a small swath at the neighborhood’s southern edge. A tipster sent along these photos of a development rising at 177-16 Wexford Terrace, situated just north of Hillside Avenue between Edgerton Boulevard and Dalny Road. New building permits were approved a year ago, but construction has only reached the seventh story so far.
Late last winter, Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate began excavation on their planned 11-story, 78-unit rental building at 275 Fourth Avenue/251 1st Street, in Park Slope, located four blocks south of the Union Street stop on the R train. But now, the developers are turning the residential project into 44 condominiums. Ground-floor retail and health care spaces are still planned, which will measure 4,476 and 300 square feet, respectively. ODA Architecture is designing, and sales are expected to launch in early 2016.