Danny Gazal, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications to renovate and expand the vacant four-story townhouse at 481 St Marks Avenue, in northwestern Crown Heights, six blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. A fifth-floor penthouse will be added up top, and six residential units — each averaging 930 square feet — will be sculpted out of the building. Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
The race to the sky in Lower Manhattan continues at a breakneck pace, and while projects like 30 Park Place have sped right along towards completion, the process of building other new towers has not been nearly as easy. That’s especially true at 56 Leonard Street, but now YIMBY has news that the Herzog & de Meuron-designed skyscraper is finally topping-out.
Last year, the Times published the first full rendering for the Carlyle Group’s 20-story condo-hotel under construction at 265 State Street, on the corner of Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The attractive brick and glass facade has yet to emerge, but prolific photographer Tectonic took some shots of the five stories of concrete and steel that have risen on the former parking lot.
A landmarked collection of buildings in the Meatpacking District is about to get a dramatic revamp. RKF and Tavros Capital Partners are marketing the 38,000-square-foot retail space on the prime corner of 14th Street, Ninth Avenue and Hudson Street, and they’ve sent along renderings of what the property could look like for a new commercial tenant.
Property owner Michel Cohen has filed applications for a seven-story, 10,470 square-foot manufacturing building at the vacant lot of 454 Carroll Street, in Gowanus, three blocks from the R train’s Union Street stop. The building will house manufacturing space and accessory offices, as well as a care-takers dwelling unit, according to the Schedule A. Thomas Barry’s Opera Studio Architecture is designing.