Major progress has been made for Dock 72, a 16-story commercial office building rising in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Incredibly, it is the first ground-up office building to rise in Brooklyn since MetroTech in the 1980’s. The development is a joint venture with Rudin Management and Boston Properties, with WeWork co-developing and handling amenities. WeWork will occupy nearly a third of the building.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 169-13 90th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens. The site is five blocks away from the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the F trains. Om Shakti Temple is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story commercial building at 1333 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site is a block and a half away from the Gates Avenue subway station, serviced by the J, M and Z trains. Jeremey Markowitz is listed as responsible for the development.
Façade installation is coming to an end for Waterline Square, a five-acre project overlooking the Hudson River. The three towers are being constructed simultaneously so that residents will have the benefit of moving into a finished mini-neighborhood inside the Upper West Side. Once complete, a lush public space will unite the residential buildings and retail center, containing several eateries. GID Development Group is responsible for the venture.
Yet another new development by Related Companies is nearing completion. Construction is underway at 507 West 27th Street, a snug single-story structure in Chelsea that is literally built under the High Line Park. While it’s not as glitzy or city-altering as what Related is building nearby, the 14-foot tall commercial structure is of interest because it showcases the possibility for small-scale development filling in underutilized plots of land.