On adjacent triangular parcels at 100 Franklin Street — between West Broadway and Sixth Avenue, in Tribeca — DDG plans to develop two mixed-use buildings of six and eight stories tall, totaling 10 condominiums, with retail space on the ground floor. According to Crain’s Business, the Board of Standards and Appeals has granted DDG a variance to ignore a required upper-level set-back. The project is being designed in-house, and ground breaking is expected by the Fall, with completion is 2017. The LPC approved the project in January 2014.
In early 2014, YIMBY brought you news of plans for a 10-story, nine-unit condominium building at 165 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Curbed has the first renderings. The 17,170 square-foot building will have full-floor units averaging 1,910 square feet. DRK Chrystie LLC is developing and ODA Architecture is designing the project. The existing three-story building must first be removed; demolition permit were filed in December 2014.
Preservationists spent years decrying the state of the decrepit, city-owned school at 425 Grand Concourse in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, until the city announced that it would demolish the landmarked Gothic building, formerly P.S. 31, in April. Now the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has released an RFP (request for proposals) to redevelop the property into affordable housing.
In northern Greenpoint, three mid-rise affordable residential buildings are going up, with 21 Commercial Street, a six-story, 93-unit residential building, the first to top out. In May, foundation work was underway at 33 Eagle Street, where a seven-story, 98-unit building is planned, and now construction is above street level, according to Brownstoner.
Six months ago, foundation work was underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, where Related Companies is developing an 11-story, 39-condo-unit building. Now construction is up to the second floor, according to Curbed. Zaha Hadid is designing, and the nearly 149,000 square-foot building will include 11,180 square feet of commercial space, which will be broken into two retail units on the ground floor, according to Schedule A. Completion is expected in 2016.