Vornado Realty Corp. and Kushner Companies are proposing to redevelop the 41-story, 1.5-million square-foot commercial building at 666 Fifth Avenue, in Midtown between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, into a 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use tower. According to the New York Post, the building would include a significant retail podium, which will be topped by a slender tower featuring a hotel and residences. Zaha Hadid has been tasked to design, and Kushner owns a majority of the property, although Vornado currently owns the building’s retail condominium along Fifth Avenue, and Zara owns a separate retail portion.
Anti-gentrification activists may have spent a year disrupting community board meetings over efforts rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens and southern Crown Heights, but new construction in the area marches on. Down by the Sterling Street stop on the 2/5 trains, one developer has filed plans for a small residential building at 322 Lincoln Road, between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Staten Island-based RCI Plumbing Corp. has filed applications for six semi-detached, three-story homes at 3333-3347 Richmond Avenue, in the Arden Heights neighborhood in Staten Island. The development will net a total 14,687 square feet, with four homes measuring roughly 3,000 square feet and two at 1,400 square feet. Staten Island-based Lo Bue & Valenziano is the architect of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.
Staten Island-based Adventure Masonry Corporation has filed applications for a three-story, 11-unit residential building at 564 19th Street, in Windsor Terrace, six blocks from 15th Street – Prospect Park stop on the G and F trains. The building will span 8,288 square feet and rise on a 60-foot-wide vacant lot. Units will average 753 square feet apiece. Henry Radusky’s Bricolage Designs is the architect of record.
Property owner Jimmy Mizrahi, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 28 Huntington Street, in Red Hook, located five blocks west of the Smith – 9th Streets stop on the F and G trains. The building will measure 5,934 square feet, and 2,253 square feet of community facility space will span the ground floor and a portion of the cellar. In the second through forth floors, full-floor units will average 1,227 square feet apiece. Mohammad Baalbaki’s Staten Island-based Baalbaki & Assocoates Engineering is the applicant of record.