Construction is now underway on the top floor of the seven-story, seven-unit mixed-use building under development at 152 Elizabeth Street, located on the corner of Kenmare Street in Nolita. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 26,788 square feet and rise 85 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.
RiverOak Investment Corp., Azimuth Development, and the nonprofit Women in Need are moving forward with plans to build a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use supportive project at 316 East 91st Street, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. All of the residential units will be two-bedrooms and they will be geared towards single mothers who are homeless, Crain’s reported.
Corona-based United Construction & Development Group has entered into contract to purchase the vacant, 3.7-acre mixed-use development site at 131-35 Roosevelt Avenue, a.k.a. 39-08 Janet Place, in downtown Flushing. The sale is expected close for more than $100 million, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 870,000 square feet of mixed-use development. In fact, plans for four 16-story towers, connected by a common base, were approved in 2008. That would include 457 residential units, 313,000 square feet of commercial space, and 7,500 square feet of community facility space. It’s unclear whether the next owner will move forward with those plans, but United has reportedly met with the Ismael Leyva Architects, who was responsible for them.
After four years of delayed construction, financial missteps, and lawsuits, Forest City Ratner and Greenland U.S.A. are finally welcoming tenants into 461 Dean Street, currently the tallest skyscraper in the world constructed with modular units. The 32-story tower on the edge of Prospect Heights and Park Slope offers sweeping views of brownstone Brooklyn, but its lengthy construction saga highlights the myriad issues facing developers who want to build with modular construction.
An anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 1817 University Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Morris Heights section. The new building will measure 8,666 square feet and its residential units should average a family-sized 912 square feet apiece. One of the units on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,651-square-foot lot is vacant.