RXR Realty has acquired, for $28.7 million, the leasehold of the development site at 810 Fulton Street, in southern Fort Greene, from GFI Development, Crain’s reported. The previous developer’s plans for a 12-story, 363-unit mixed-use building, filed back in 2014, are what the new developer intends to construct. The city has approved an air rights transfer that will allow the project to grow from seven stories (as-of-right) to 12. The Buildings Department is still in the process of giving those plans the green light, according to the latest filings. The most recent permits indicate the structure will measure 328,047 square feet. Of that, 32,358 square feet will be ground-floor retail, followed by rental apartments on the floors above. The units should average 815 square feet apiece and 20 percent (73 units) will rent at below-market rates. GFI technically worked on the a part of the project’s foundation before the 421-a expired, which means RXR can still benefit from the tax break. Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Construction will resume in the fall, with completion expected by 2019.
Property owner Robert Germano, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based company, has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family residential buildings at 5428-5430 Amboy Road, in Huguenot. That located along the South Shore of Staten Island. They will measure 5,234 square feet each. Each structure will have a single unit on the ground floor, followed by a second unit across a mezzanine level and the second floor. Across both houses, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,832 square feet apiece. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based Scaglione Architects is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 13,943-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Single- and two-story houses were demolished last month. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is located around the corner.
Triangle Assets has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 1433-1441 East 10th Street, in southern Midwood. They will each measure an enormous 15,200 square feet, which means the apartments will be very big. There will be 9,000 square feet of residential space in each, with one unit located on the ground floor and the second unit located on the second and third floors. Across both, there will be a total of five off-street parking spaces. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based firm Gelu Durus Musica is the architect of record. The 120-foot-wide, 12,000-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The Avenue M stop on the Q train is six blocks away.
As the Asian and Latino immigrant communities in Flushing grow, the sprawling neighborhood needs more schools and daycares to accommodate thousands of families with young children. The city has started to recognize that and filed plans for a new building on the current campus of P.S. 24 Andrew Jackson School, in East Flushing.
An overhead rendering has been revealed of the planned two-building, four-story (plus penthouse) office complex, dubbed Red Hoek Point and located at 270 Richards Street, the former site of the Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook. The rendering, published by Curbed NY, shows off the project’s outdoor spaces, which will include a central plaza, waterfront esplanade, and landscaped rooftop terraces. YIMBY reported on the project’s new building applications in June. The filings described an office complex encompassing 1,135,610 square feet, of which 645,103 square feet will be commercial space for offices and retail. Thor Equities, the developer, is planning a 1,112-car parking garage in the cellar, although a variance must first be obtained to build it. Ground-floor retail and restaurant space will measure 23,000 square feet. Sir Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is the design architect, while Adamson Associates Architects is serving as the executive architect. Groundbreaking is expected this fall.