In the last days of August, YIMBY reported on applications for a 14-story, 26-unit residential building at 856 Washington Avenue, in Prospect Heights, and now demolition permits have been approved to knock down the former Green Point Savings Bank building, built it 1928. According to DNAinfo, the permits were approved on October 6th, which means demolition preparations are imminent. The condominium project replacing the bank is being designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects and developed by Slate Property Group.
Eric Gural has acquired the five-story, 40,000 square-foot former warehouse at 285 North 6th Street, in Williamsburg, for $15.6 million, according to Crain’s. He also purchased the four-story, 70,000 square-foot former industrial building at 10-27 46th Avenue, in Long Island City, for $14.25 million. Both properties are set to undergo office conversions. Work on the Williamsburg property is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and includes a restaurant and roof deck. As for the Queens project, work will begin once the current leases expire late next year.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 41-04 27th Street, in Long Island City, and now foundation work is underway, according to The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 24,987 square feet, and include 4,073 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Apartments will begin on the second floor and average 654 square feet each. A Rego Park-based LLC is developing, and Elmhurst-based Chang Hwa Tan is the architect of record.
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.