On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard two different applications to convert structures in the West Village from three units to single-family use. The first was approved. The second, far more visible and controversial, was not approved.
A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.
An anonymous Elmhurst firm has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 18-35 – 18-39 College Point Boulevard, located along the main commercial corridor in College Point. The buildings will measure 6,502 square feet and 5,089 square feet, respectively. Between the two, there will be a total 3,066 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The full-floor residential units on the second and third floors should average 1,375 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works.
Staten Island-based DDSS Realty LLC has filed applications for two two-story, 8,031-square-foot commercial buildings at 991-997 Castleton Avenue, in West New Brighton, along Staten Island’s North Shore. Across both buildings, there will be a total 7,264 square feet of commercial space. The project will contain a mix of retail, office, and warehouse spaces. Staten Island-based Design Build Staten Island is the architect of record. The 11,062 square-foot site is vacant.
Construction is now five stories above street level on the 29-story, 399-key Courtyard hotel under development at 461 West 34th Street, located on the corner of Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards. The latest photo of the structure was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building applications indicate the project will encompass 218,640 square feet and rise 312 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.