Many of the little wood frame houses along the avenues in Park Slope and Greenwood Heights might not be around much longer. They occupy generously zoned lots near public transportation, in a neighborhood where rents are rising fast. And today we have a rendering for what’s replacing two old houses at 643-645 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights.
The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, with the Department of Design and Construction, is planning to rebuild their facility currently located at 24-55 Brooklyn Queens Expressway West, in northern Woodside. The plans call for renovating and expanding the existing single-story facility into a two-story structure, with the inspection garage on the ground floor and offices on the second, DNAinfo reported. The redeveloped building will also feature a parking garage, indoor and outdoor common areas, and green infrastructure. The current facility is in dire need of repairs because part of it was built on unstable ground. TEN Arquitectos is responsible for the design, and the city’s Public Design Commission is required to approve the project. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in August 2017, with completion in 2019.
A rendering has been revealed of the planned 24-story, 62-unit mixed-use building under development at 1050 Sixth Avenue, located between West 39th and 40th streets, just below Bryant Park in Midtown. The reveal comes as Skyline Developers held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project earlier this week, as reported by Real Estate Weekly. The new building will encompass 62,886 square feet. It will feature 2,710 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and its residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 841 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage for 32 bikes, private residential storage, laundry facilities, a fitness center, and a tenant lounge. The building’s top unit will also include a private rooftop terrace, with a number of other units boasting balconies. SoHo-based Gene Kaufman is the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2018. YIMBY first brought you news of the project when building applications were filed in December of 2014.
The United States Tennis Association’s 125,000-square-foot, 8,125-seat Grandstand Stadium is scheduled to debut for the 2016 US Open. The new stadium is a significant element of the $550 million overhaul of the 46-acre USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. The seating capacity is 2,125 people more than before. The design comes from Detroit-based ROSSETTI, which is also behind the design of the renovated Arthur Ashe Stadium. As part of the overhaul, Ashe is getting a new, retractable roof. Other additions and upgrades to the include a retractable roof for Louis Armstrong Stadium and a two-tiered observation deck that overlooks the practice courts. Completion of the entire project is expected by 2018 and this year’s tournament runs from August 29 to September 11.
Construction is wrapping up on the 13-story, 48-unit residential building under development at 42-14 Crescent Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The structure’s exterior and façade elements have now been installed, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The building measures 44,061 square feet and its residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 816 square feet apiece. It will also contain 740 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities include private residential storage units, storage for 23 bikes, laundry facilities, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor recreational areas on the ground floor, and a rooftop deck. Meadow Partners is the developer, while John Fotiadis Architect is behind the design. It was only in February that the project topped out. Occupancy is likely within the next few months.