Nearly a year ago, construction kicked off at 23-10 Queens Plaza South — aka 23-01 42nd Road, in Long Island City — where Property Markets Group is developing a 44-story, 391-unit residential tower, with 30,650 square feet of office space on the third floor. Now the building is up to the 20th floor, according to The Court Square Blog, and glass is quickly encasing the structure. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and completion is likely in 2016.
Excavation is currently underway for 11 two-story warehouse buildings spanning the lots of 18-21 – 18-27 41st Street and 18-22 – 18-42 42nd Street, in eastern Astoria, encircling the landmarked Steinway Mansion. According to Queens Chronicle, the buildings will stand 30 feet in height and will total 23,450 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an anonymous LLC, headed by the property owner Sal Lucchese, is developing. Completion is slated for Summer 2016.
Urban View Realty has filed applications for a five-story, six-unit residential building at 320 Humboldt Street, in eastern Williamsburg, three blocks from the the L train stop at Graham Avenue. The building will measure 5,000 square feet, which means units will average 835 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story, two-unit wood-framed structure must first be demolished.
Last week YIMBY revealed the 12-story, 68-unit residential building Greystone is planning at 225 4th Avenue, in Park Slope, and now the developer has found a tenant for the adjacent two-story Brooklyn Lyceum at 227 Fourth Avenue. According to The Wall Street Journal, Blink Fitness has leased 16,700 square feet in the landmarked building, which will undergo a restoration. The air rights over the Lyceum will be transferred to the neighboring project, and opening of the gym is slated for 2016.
The furthest reaches of Midtown West are about to get another mixed-use building designed by Cetra Ruddy. The Soho-based firm filed new building applications this morning for a 13-story residential development with ground floor retail at 572 11th Avenue, on the corner of 43rd Street.