A multi-building mixed-use project is in the early development stages at 246 Johnston Avenue, in the Liberty Harbor section of downtown Jersey City. The mega-project, dubbed Crescent Park and proposed by Quadrum Global, could contain 995 residential units as-of-right, or as much as 2,265 if the 7.5-acre property is rezoned. There would also be 50,000 square feet of retail space and 860 parking spaces, Jersey Digs reported.
Back in September of 2015, YIMBY revealed a rendering of the 17-story, 39-unit residential building planned at 269 West 87th Street, on the Upper West Side. A new, close-up rendering and additional details have now been revealed in a Curbed NY update. The 115,884-square-foot building, being dubbed The Chamberlain, will house apartments ranging from two- to five-bedrooms. The residential units should average a spacious 2,574 square feet apiece, and will include townhouse and penthouse configurations. Amenities will include a central garden, a lounge, a library, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a multi-purpose sports court, storage for 39 bikes, and an underground parking garage. Quadrum Global and Simon Baron Development are the developers, and have a 99-year lease on the site. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design. Demolition permits were filed back in 2015 for existing three- and seven-story parking garages, but the structures have not yet been razed.
London-based Quadrum Global acquired the 179,000 square-foot development site at 53 Huron Street (a.k.a. 161 West Street), in Greenpoint, back in 2014 for $45.5 million. With the inclusionary housing bonus and an up-zoning, the site could accommodate a roughly 430,000 square-foot development, and Young Kim’s Queens-based Tan Architect has designed such a project. According to Brownstoner, the plans, which are currently on hold, sport 15- and 22-story residential towers with 516 total units. A sky bridge would connect the towers, and a multi-level podium would include parking, a terrace, and probably retail space. It’s not known when the developer will move forward with the project, which would require the demolition of a two-story warehouse.
Over the summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 296-unit residential building with retail space at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Renderings surfaced last week of the ShoP-designed project, which will actually include two additional new buildings, taking the form of smaller 14- and eight-story structures. Also, the existing and dilapidated four-story Paragon factory will be redeveloped rather than razed. A zoning variance must first be obtained, and besides the Paragon factory, other warehouses will need to be demolished. Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global are developing.
Towards the end of last summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 21-story, 400-key hotel at 338 West 39th Street, in the Garment District. That building will be developed by Sam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group on the 39th Street side of the block-thru site, and Quadrum Global is planning to develop a separate hotel on the site’s southern half, fronting 38th Street. According to The Real Deal, Quadrum Global plans a 26-story, 500-key hotel, which Marvel Architects is designing. Each hotel is expected to measure roughly 125,000 square feet, and the existing commercial building will be demolished next year move out next year.