Construction has reached the fifth floor of the planned 21-story, 105-unit mixed-use building at 237 Duffield Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest construction photo was posted to the Forums by prolific photographer Tectonic. The latest building permits show an 111,775-square-foot, 222-foot-tall building is in the works. It will have 4,731 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. The residential units above should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include storage for 53 bikes, laundry facilities, and terraces on the 13th and 21st floors. Castle Rock Equity Group is the developer and Urban Tectonics is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
Thorobird Companies is already planning two 12-story affordable rental buildings in Mount Hope, in the central Bronx. They also filed building applications for a third, 12-story project at 2195 Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, half a dozen blocks to the north and west of the Mount Hope developments.
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.