Most new developments comprising the Downtown Brooklyn boom are residential, but a sprinkling of commercial infill has also been occurring, and today, applications have been filed for a combination hotel and house of worship. Located at 55 Flatbush Avenue Ext., the plans seem somewhat irregular, and the hotel will actually occupy the lower floors of the building, with 71 rooms spanning the first 11 floors. The house of worship will be located on floors 12 through 16. Within the building’s 43,220 square feet of construction area, the hotel will total 21,541 square feet, and the community facility, 8,082 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, Jack Suratwala of Flatbush Hospitality LLC is listed as the developer, and the lot is already vacant.
A badly dilapidated home at 217 West 123rd Street is about to meet the wrecking ball to make way for a brand new development. Applications filed for the site, located between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Frederick Douglass Blvd in the heart of Harlem, show that the house will be replaced by a six-story and 9,927 square foot residential building, divided amongst six units, for a condo-sized average size of almost 1,700 square feet. Henry Radusky of Bricolage Designs is the architect of record, John Khani of Hitech, LLC/Big Apple Developers is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for the existing structure have yet to be pulled.
The World Trade Center’s reconstruction has been in the works for over fifteen years, with multiple iterations of 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center, making the media rounds. Now, the New York Post’s Steve Cuozzo has reported that Deutsche Bank may be returning to the WTC, with the firm possibly set to lease 1.3 million square feet of space within the site’s last unbuilt supertall.
Staten Island‘s North Shore has been booming with new development over the past few years, with projects including a new outlet mall, a ferris wheel, and various other residential and hotel infill. The rest of the island has also been brimming with similar proposals, with the Staten Island Mall also set for a major expansion. Now, Charleston, on the southwest corner of the island, is about to receive a substantial retail upgrade of its own, with plans submitted for a massive new shopping center totaling almost 600,000 square feet, dubbed the Riverside Galleria, next to Arthur Kill Road and the Outer Bridge Crossing.
Two years ago, YIMBY reported on initial building applications for 100 Union Avenue, on the corner of Middleton Street, in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle section. Now, the site has updated filings, revealing a switch from majority residential to mostly commercial use, with new plans submitted to the DOB by architect Walter J. Hollien superseding the originals by Aufgang Architects. The project will have a total construction area of 62,464 square feet, including a 38-car garage. Besides parking, there will be 26,321 square feet of office space on the first through fourth floors, and 9,173 square feet of residential space above that, divided amongst full-floor units on floors five, six, and seven. Isaac Feuerwerger of 100 Union Holding LLC is listed as the developer.