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281 Fifth Avenue

New Details, Rendering of 55-Story, 130-Unit Condo Tower Planned at 281 Fifth Avenue, NoMad

Back in June of 2015, YIMBY revealed initial renderings of the 52-story, 141-unit residential tower planned at 281 Fifth Avenue, located at the corner of East 30th Street in NoMad. Although the latest filings still describe the same building, Curbed NY now has a new partial rendering depicting the façade of a 55-story, 130-unit tower on the corner site. The latest diagrams indicate the the 266,963-square-foot tower will rise 728 feet above street level. It will contain 7,927 square feet of retail space across the cellar, ground, and second floors, followed by residential amenities on the third through seventh floors. The residential units above will be condominiums, averaging 1,611 square feet apiece.


Edgmere Study Area

City to Draft Revitalization Plans with Possible Rezoning for Edgemere Neighborhood in Queens

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) has held meetings with community members of Edgemere, Queens, in an effort to revive the significantly disinvested and Hurricane Sandy-ravaged area. Edgemere is the neighborhood located between Beach 35th Street and Beach 50th Street, in the Rockaways. HDP has drafted a wish list for the neighborhood, which includes a bird sanctuary, playgrounds/park spaces, and retail corridors, according to the Wall Street Journal. The entire area is also in a flood zone, and both the city, who owns many vacant lots in the neighborhood, and home owners share the same concern for flood protection measures. Proposals for the area, which could include a rezoning that supports mixed-use corridors, densification, and/or affordable housing, are expected to be released this summer. The area is large and suburban in nature and benefits from stops on the A train at Beach 36th and Beach 44th streets.


836 Monroe Street

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Project Coming to 836 Monroe Street, Ocean Hill

Shimon Kaufman, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 836 Monroe Street, in Ocean Hill, located two blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J/Z train. The structure will measure 6,749 square feet and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units each floor on the ground and second levels, followed by two units spanning across the third floor and a mezzanine level, and a single unit on the fourth floor. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.


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