Last month, the New York City Housing Authority began work on $88 million worth of repairs and renovations at Astoria Houses, which were slammed by Hurricane Sandy three years ago. Now the agency has filed plans for a new 14-story apartment building at the development on Hallets Point, along the western Queens waterfront.
A rendering, as well as new details, have surfaced for the five-story, 30-bed rehabilitation facility, dubbed The Hook Recovery Center, under development at 411 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook. The facility, founded by Michael Mosberg and developed by the Leser Group, will be an upscale, “self-pay” center for individuals suffering from drug addiction.
A rendering has been revealed of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s planned three-story expansion atop their headquarters at 405 West 55th Street, located on the corner of Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. The new space is dubbed the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation Education Wing, DNAinfo reported. It will feature four new dance studios, two classrooms, and offices. The latest building permits indicate the complex will gain 10,227 square feet of space, up from 50,786. Gramercy-based Iu + Bibliowicz Architects is the architect of record. A roof-breaking ceremony was held last week for the project. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has filed applications for a 16-story, 142-unit mixed-use building at 230 Classon Avenue, located on the corner of Willoughby Avenue in Clinton Hill. The project will encompass 153,606 square feet and rise 163 feet above street level. The ground through third floors will contain 25,264 square feet of space for the church, which will include a library, offices, meeting rooms, a privy, a coffee bar, among other spaces, The Real Deal reported. The residential units above should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will also be a 93-car garage on the ground and cellar levels. DXA Studio is the architect of record. The existing three-story rectory must first be demolished. The Classon Avenue stop on the G train is three blocks away.
SoHo-based Tavros Capital is currently in the process of assembling a site with significant development potential on the corner of 23rd Street and 45th Avenue, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Over the summer, the development firm purchased the townhouses at 45-03 23rd Street and 45-07 – 45-09 23rd Street for $11.25 million, and has since entered into contract on two additional properties, while waiting for two more. Plans include a mixed-use building with retail, office, and residential components, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 167,000 square feet of mixed-use development as-of-right, though an additional 83,000 square feet of air rights could be acquired. Tavros expects the assemblage to cost between $30 and $35 million once complete.