Foundation work is now beginning on the 30-story, 298-key hotel under development at 143 Fulton Street, in the Financial District. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the 364-foot-tall tower will encompass 128,690 square feet. It will contain retail space on the ground and second floors, followed by a restaurant on the third, and the hotel component on the fifth through 29th floors. Guest amenities include a fitness center and storage for 11 bikes. It’s not currently known who the hotel operator will be. YIMBY revealed a rendering of the project, being designed by SLCE Architects, back in March. Tribeca Associates is the developer and completion is expected in 2018.
Since it was only a single story above street level in January, it appears the structural core of the 19-story, 300-key CitizenM Hotel has topped out at 185-191 Bowery, located near the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. The rest of the building, currently three stories in height, is slowly rising around the core, as seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The latest building permits indicate the hotel will stand 224 feet above street level and encompass 99,433 square feet. Its rooms should average 265 square feet apiece and guest amenities will include a fitness center, storage for eight bikes, a lounge & bar in the cellar, a café on the ground floor, and a lounge & bar with a roof terrace on the 19th floor. A 3,383-square-foot public plaza will run along Bowery. Rinaldi Group is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.
After crews broke ground in September of 2015, foundation work has since been completed and steel beams are now rising for the nine-story, 136-unit affordable-supportive housing project at 233 Landing Road, in the West Bronx’s University Heights section. YIMBY can bring you the construction update thanks to a photo posted to the Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project, dubbed Landing Road Residence, will encompass 131,355 square feet. It will contain 135 below-market-rate rental apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, plus one for the superintendent. The facility will also contain a 200-bed homeless shelter, with social services included, for adults who are employed. The affordable and supportive housing components will have separate entrances and amenities. The Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC), partnered with various city and state agencies, is developing the project. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
Property owner Jacob Lefkowitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 306 Stockholm Street, in western Bushwick. It will measure 5,761 square feet and its residential units should average 683.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, although the bottom two units will also span into the cellar and the top two units will feature outdoor space on the rooftop. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in June. The DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train is two blocks away.
The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.