New York

Permits Filed, New Renderings for La Central Affordable Housing and YMCA in Melrose

Two weeks ago, YIMBY reported on the first permits for La Central, a sprawling affordable housing complex set to rise on a vacant lot in the Melrose section of the South Bronx. Now the city has filed more plans for the development’s two biggest residential towers at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, about two blocks from the 3rd Avenue-East 149th Street stop on the 2/5 trains. We’ve also got a few new renderings, including interiors for a planned YMCA.

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Staten Island Mall

418,000 Square-Foot Staten Island Mall Expansion Approved

Last Summer, YIMBY brought you news of General Growth Properties’ plans to expand the 1.2 million square-foot Staten Island Mall, at 2655 Richmond Avenue, by 418,000 square feet. Perkins Eastman is designing, and the first renderings of the expansion were released in February. Now, per Commercial Observer, the City Planning Commission has approved the project, and updated renderings are available. Construction will begin once the DOB green-lights the building permits, and completion is expected in 2017.

42-60 Crescent Street

10-Story, 40-Unit Condo Building Wraps Up At 42-60 Crescent Street, Long Island City

In September of 2014, work kicked off at 42-60 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, where Rising Developers Group is building a 10-story, 40-condo-unit residential building, with 2,310 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Dubbed Factory House, the building topped-out in April. Now façade installation is wrapping up and scaffolding is coming down, The Court Square Blog reports. Alfredo Fredericks is the architect of record, and completion is expected later this year.

2440 Fulton Street

Developer Acquires 2440 Fulton Street, Site With Commercial Potential, Ocean Hill

Abe Leser’s Mapleton Group has acquired the two-story, 115,000 square-foot commercial building at 2440 Fulton Street, in Ocean Hill — within walking distance of Broadway Junction and LIRR’s East New York station — for $33 million. The property has 40,000 square feet of available air rights, but could accommodate a new commercial building of 155,000 square feet if demolished. Plans for the site have not yet been disclosed, according to The Real Deal.

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