Permits were filed and YIMBY revealed renderings last summer of G&M Realty’s planned 48- and 41-story, 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, at the former site of 5 Pointz in Long Island City. Now, excavation is finally in full swing, The Court Square Blog reports. Thomas O’Hara’s HTO Architect is designing the 1,116-unit project, which also includes 39,765 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Completion is currently expected in the winter of 2017.
Baldor Specialty Foods is planning a 100,000 square-foot, $20 million expansion at their food-manufacturing and distribution facility at 155 Food Center Drive, in the southern part of Hunts Point. According to The Wall Street Journal, the current facility measures 193,000 square feet, and the expansion will mostly include new temperature zones for produce, as well as new loading docks.
Work has begun on a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 49 Broadway, in Williamsburg, two blocks in from the East River, according to DNAinfo. Hess Management is developing the 17,207 square-foot building, which will feature 5,293 of commercial-retail space on the ground and second levels. A 352 square-foot doctors office is planned on the ground floor, and starting on the third floor, residential units averaging 680 square feet begin. Jeffrey Kamen is designing.
Developer Moishe Loketch of the Loketch Group got a little press earlier this year when he talked to the Awl’s Brendan O’Connor about his two-year-old condo project in Canarsie, Loft 87. Now YIMBY has the first look at a very different sort of Loketch Group project—a three-story expansion of a low-slung storefront with apartments at 207 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg.
A year ago, YIMBY reported on permits for a mixed-use development at the northern edge of Jamaica, on a bustling swath of Hillside Avenue upzoned by the city in 2007. Despite the rezoning, the upzoned piece of downtown Jamaica didn’t see much market-rate development until recently. But construction is beginning to pick up again in the eastern Queens neighborhood, and we have renderings for that sizable project at 148-46 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.