At number 29 on our year-end countdown is 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drive, a three-tower complex in the Hunters Point South master plan in Hunters Point, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the development consists of a 34-story, 390-foot-tall structure with 575 units at 2-20 Malt Drive and a two-tower building at 2-21 Malt Dive with a 38-story, 440-foot-tall tower and a 25-story, 310-foot-tall sibling collectively housing 811 units. The project will span 1.43 million square feet and yield nearly 1,400 total units, with 30 percent designated for affordable housing, as well as around 25,000 square feet of retail space. Scape is the landscape architect and Bud North LLC and Bud South LLC are the general contractors for 2-21 and 2-20 Malt Drive, respectively, which will rise from a subdivided plot bound by 54th Avenue to the north, Newton Creek to the south, and 2nd Street to the west.
The Hunter’s Point South Complex in Long Island City, Queens is now home to an outdoor sculpture garden featuring works by three local artists. The sculptures were commissioned by TF Cornerstone and Culture Lab LIC and sit between 5203 and 5241 Center Boulevard.
The Meatpacking District Management Association (BID) has revealed Gansevoort Landing, a new public plaza with expanded seating, artwork, and crosswalks in a busy section of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. In addition to the BID, project partners include the New York City Department of Transportation, TF Cornerstone, and The Whitney Museum of Art.
TF Cornerstone will soon welcome Chip City Cookies, an expanding New York City-based bakery, as a retail tenant at 278 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative, the 14-story rental property known as Chelsea Centro opened in 2001 and comprises around 133,000 square feet. Chip City Cookies is expected to open at the beginning of next year.
YIMBY recently went on a tour of the amenities at 595 Dean Street, a two-tower residential development within the Pacific Park master plan in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the 28-story East Tower and 23-story West Tower hold a combined unit count of 798 rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom layouts, with 240 offered through the affordable housing lottery on NYC Housing Connect. In addition to 28,750 square feet of outdoor amenity space, exclusive to residents, this development is contributing nearly 60,000 square feet of public park and plaza space, designed by landscape architecture firm MNLA.