Foundation work appears to be complete for the 25-story, 195-unit mixed-use building being developed as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 115 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. A tower crane was also installed at the site, the Lo-Down reported, which means vertical growth is imminent. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 498,688 square feet and stand 285 feet above street level. The building will have 139,493 square feet of commercial-retail space – in addition to bel0w-grade space that isn’t counted in documents — spread across the cellar through fourth floors. The cellar level, the ground floor, and mezzanine levels will contain retailers, including the new home of the Essex Street Market. This portion will form a third of the Market-Line, a bi-level, 150,000-square-foot retail complex that will connect below-grade to two other buildings in the Essex Crossing development.
Property owner Ai Zhu Lu, doing business as a anonymous Elmhurst-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 54-21 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside. The project will measure 9,944 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,826 square feet of retail space, followed by 1,252 square feet of medical offices on the second floor. Residential units, averaging a rental-sized 655 square feet apiece, will be located on the third through sixth floors. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 23-foot-wide, 2,140-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March. The 52nd Street stop on the 7 train is three blocks away.
Property owner David Shtern, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for twin three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1435-1437 60th Street, in southern Borough Park. Each will measure 4,949 square feet. Across both, their full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,200 square feet apiece. Both of the ground-floor units will also feature space in the cellar level. Jose Lockhart’s Brooklyn-based Tecnico Engineering is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,006-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The New Utrecht Avenue/62nd Street stop on the D and N trains is three blocks away.
The 54-story, 33-unit luxury residential tower under development at 520 Park Avenue (the tower is technically at 45 East 60th Street), on the southern end of the Upper East Side, is now roughly 30 stories tall. Limestone and windows are also now beginning to encapsulate all sides of the tower. The latest update comes as new photos of the project were posted to the YIMBY Forums. The building will eventually encompass 251,892 square feet and stand 780 feet above street level, per the latest permits.
A year ago, a local developer filed plans to convert and expand a small commercial building on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle into a nine-story yeshiva with apartments. Now, the project at 685 Flushing Avenue has resurfaced as a new, 12-story building with a synagogue and a hotel.