After gaining the Village’s approval in May, Regal Cinemas and Blumenfeld Development Group are now awaiting approval from the Nassau County IDA before beginning construction on a 70,000 square-foot, 77-foot-tall cinema at 321 Merrick Road, in Lynbrook. The project now calls for the demolition of the existing two-story building to make-way for the new structure, which will include 13 screens and 1,660 seats, according to the Herald. Demolition is expected to begin this Fall, with completion estimated in early 2017.
Excavation has kicked-off at the block-thru site at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, where Douglas Steiner plans a six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 117,170 square feet, which includes ground-floor retail and community space spanning 8,375 and 960 square feet, respectively. The condominium units will average 1,315 square feet each, and S9, an affiliate of Perkins Eastman, is designing. Completion is slated for mid-2017.
Most of the progress so far at Hudson Yards has been on the eastern edge of the site, with 30 Hudson Yards the only tower that’s currently above ground level. But with the decking-over of the Eastern Yards now wrapped-up, YIMBY reader ILNY took the following photos showing that work is finally about to begin on 15 Hudson Yards.
One of the last few handsome, early 20th century factories on Williamsburg’s Northside will become luxury rentals. Greenpoint-based developer Eser Realty plans to convert the four-story brick building at 28-46 Roebling Street to 58 apartments, adding a fifth floor in the process, and now YIMBY has a rendering for the project, which is about to begin construction.
Yet another hole in the Bushwick landscape will be filled by new residential construction. Developer Louis Handler, doing business as Willtrout Realty, is planning a five-story apartment project at 963 Willoughby Avenue, on an abandoned lot near the elevated M train tracks on Myrtle Avenue.