The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the 38-member co-op that leases the 113-acre, one-million-square-foot Hunts Point Produce Market — at 101 Food Center Drive, in Hunts Point — are currently in negotiations to completely rebuild the wholesale food market. Existing warehouses would be demolished and new ones would be built in phases, the New York Post reported. A previous plan to retain the existing structures and simply expand the footprint has been thrown out. The existing complex does not having enough cold storage warehouses, and there are environmental concerns. Infrastructure upgrades are part of the new plan and, so far, include $8.5 million in city-funded rail upgrades and $10.5 million in capital improvements, like electric upgrades. The market is the largest food distribution center in the world.
Brooklyn-based YSL Management Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 921 57th Street, in western Borough Park. The new structure will measure 6,507 square feet. Its residential units should average 1,077 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The apartment on the fourth floor will also feature space in an upper penthouse level and there will be two off-street parking spaces. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,454-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the N train is six blocks away.
A big hole in the ground on Manhattan’s East Side is nearly ready to be filled. Foundation work is almost done at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and East 40th streets in Murray Hill.
Queens-based property owner Leny Vays has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 10-42 47th Road, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point section. The project will measure 4,897 square feet, which means its residential units should average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be an apartment each on the ground and second floors, followed two apartments spanning parts of the third and fourth floors. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits were filed in June.
WB Development NB LLC has proposed to redevelop the 16-acre former Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School campus located at 52 North Broadway, just north of downtown White Plains, in Westchester County. The proposals calls for two 10-story residential buildings with 400 rental apartments between them, a 125-bed assisted living facility, and a four-story, 66-unit dormitory geared toward graduate students at the neighboring Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Westfair reported. Ten percent of the rentals would be designated as affordable. Roughly 2.7 acres would be preserved as green space and two existing buildings would be preserved. The anonymous LLC is comprised of multiple developers and investors, including Midtown South-based George Comfort & Sons Inc. Perkins Eastman is behind the architecture. The site needs to be rezoned in order for the project to be built. Applications were filed with the city’s Common Council in July.