S9 Architects


Excavation Begins for 500-Unit Project at 2-33 50th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Excavation is underway at 2-33 50th Avenue, the site of a 12-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by S9 Architecture and developed by The Domain Companies with The Vorea Group as a minority partner, the 125-foot-tall structure will yield 500 units spread across 414,946 square feet, as well as 28,000 square feet of commercial space and 503 square feet for a community facility. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 49th Avenue to the north, 50th Avenue to the south, and 5th Street to the east.

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Estela Continues Construction at 414 and 445 Gerard Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx

Façade work is progressing on Estela, a two-building residential complex at 414 and 445 Gerard Avenue in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven. Designed by S9 Architects and developed by The Domain Companies and The Vorea Group with financing from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, the $310 million project will yield 544 apartments, with 30 percent designated for affordable housing for households earning 80 to 130 percent of the area median income, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail space. Monadnock Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Exterior Street to the west, Walton Avenue to the east, East 146th Street to the north, East 144th Street to the south, and Gerard Avenue running north and south down the middle.

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Bronx Point’s First Phase Tops Out at 575 Exterior Street in The South Bronx

Construction has topped out on the first phase of Bronx Point, a 22-story mixed-use building at 575 Exterior Street in the South Bronx. Designed by S9 Architecture and developed by L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects, and BronxWorks, the structure will yield 542 permanently affordable housing units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, all reserved for households and individuals earning between 30 to 120 percent of area median income, as well as for the formerly homeless. The edifice will also feature 56,000 square feet of community facility space, 12,000 square feet of retail space, and serve as the home of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. The building is the first to debut in the $349 million, 530,000-square-foot mixed-use master plan, which will bring 1,045 apartments and a 2.8-acre public green space next to Mill Pond Park designed by Marvel Architects and Abel Bainnson Butz. The property is located on a plot bound by the 145th Street bridge to the south, Exterior Street and the elevated Major Deegan Expressway to the east, and the Harlem River to the west.

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