The blocks between Court Square and Queensboro Plaza might have more new construction than anywhere else in the city, and today YIMBY has new renderings for one of the hood’s biggest new buildings, the 45-story tower rising at 23-10 Queens Plaza South.
Savanna has filed applications for a variance to build a 44-story, 310,000 square-foot mixed-use building at 141 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. In exchange for the rezoning, 30 percent of the building’s 270 residential units would be set aside as affordable. At the base, 28,000 square feet of retail space would span the ground and second floors, in addition to 34,000 square feet of office space on the third and fourth floors, according to The Real Deal. An existing three-story building must first be demolished.
Last month, YIMBY brought you news of Tribeca Associates’ planned 26-story, 228-key hotel at 143 Fulton Street/26 Ann Street, in the Financial District, and now crews are prepping the existing three-story building for demolition, courtesy of a YIMBY reader. Retail space will be located on the first three floors in the 88,447 square-foot building, and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The new building’s design has not yet been revealed.
In April, developer Yidel Hirsch filed plans to build a six-story apartment building on the site of a former chemical factory at 215 Freeman Street, on the corner of McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. The Department of Buildings disapproved those plans, but he’s filed new building applications to develop another residential project across the street at 216 Freeman Street.
Property owner Rajive Maret has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit residential building at 27-04 Astoria Boulevard, in Astoria, four blocks from the N and Q trains’ stop at Astoria Boulevard. The building will measure 7,172 square feet in total, and units will average 717 square feet each, indicative of rentals. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record, and the existing three-story, multi-family building must first be demolished.