Much like City Island, Throgs Neck and its traditionally middle class Irish and Italian community resisted the abandonment and disinvestment that swept across the Bronx in the ’70s and ’80s. And even as property values have risen in the southeastern Bronx neighborhood, a 2004 rezoning has stunted most new construction. But one developer has found a way to make the restrictive zoning work for him and filed plans for five new townhouses at 2626-2634 Miles Avenue.
In April of 2014, YIMBY brought you news of A-1 Properties’ planned mixed-use building at 802 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, and now Curbed has the reveal, designed by J. Frankl Associates (with Charles Mallea serving as architect of record). The project’s figures have been revised, and plans now call for a nine-story, 44-unit rental building, which will also include 5,700 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Completion is expected in the second half of 2016.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on job applications for the 1,789-unit mixed-use development planned at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, The Court Square Blog reports foundation work has begun; Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust are developing, and the project includes 53-, 44-, and 33-story towers, with a combined total of 15,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Completion is expected in June 2018, per signage, and Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of record.
Staten Island’s North Shore is preparing for four big developments and the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel, which will draw thousands of new residents and a huge influx of visitors to the sleepy industrial waterfront. But the city hasn’t spent much time trying to grapple with the borough’s longstanding infrastructure challenges that will only worsen as the population grows.
Chet Simunovich’s Eastern Allied Construction Co. has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building on the 16-foot-wide vacant lot at 558 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. The building will measure 5,462 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging 780 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the NYC HDP demolished the property’s three-story predecessor in 2013.