A combination of landmarking and unusual manufacturing zoning have frozen Soho in the early 20th century, but every once in a while, a developer scoops up a non-contextual and underutilized property hidden among the cast iron 19th century facades. One of those builders, KUB Capital, has filed plans to erect an eight-story, six-unit building at 146 Wooster Street, between West Houston and Prince Street.
In June 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the office-to-residential conversion of the 10-story building at 11 Beach Street, in Tribeca, and now construction is well underway, per Curbed. An atrium has been carved out of the building’s center, and the converted structure will contain 27 three- to five-bedroom condominiums, averaging an impressive 3,975 square feet apiece. HFZ Capital is developing, while BKSK Architects is designing; interiors are being designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. Completion is expected in 2016.
The Nassau County IDA has approved tax breaks for the 42-unit, $8.1 million rental development planned at 100 Secatogue Avenue, in Farmingdale, a stone’s throw away from the LIRR station and two blocks from Main Street. According to Newsday, Cornerstone At Farmingdale, LLC, is developing, and ten percent of the residential units will be leased at below market rates. Construction is expected to begin this fall for a summer 2016 completion, although a two-story commercial building must first be demolished.
Last year, Hudson Companies filed new building applications for their second large development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a 170-unit building at 310 Clarkson Avenue. Now the developer is planning an even larger 250-unit building on the same block at 350 Clarkson Avenue, between Nostrand and New York Avenues.
Barrett Design and Development has already made its mark on Boerum Hill with a boutique condo project at 440 Atlantic Avenue. Now they’ve filed new building applications for another upscale development just a few blocks south at 2 St Marks Place, on the corner of Third Avenue.