The Lightstone Group

130 William Street Rendering

Excavation Making Headway for Lightstone’s 130 William Street, Financial District

YIMBY has reported extensively on Lightstone’s impending condominium tower coming to 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District. Plans have evolved substantially since initial building applications were filed back in March of 2015, and initial plans for a mixed-use building with a substantial hotel component were dropped for the all-condominium version as of early 2017. Demolition of the site’s extant structures has since been completed, and now excavation is making quick headway, as per the latest photos from rbrome.

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30-02 39th Avenue

10-Story, 428-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 30-02 39th Avenue, Long Island City

Construction has topped out on the 10-story, 428-unit mixed-use building under development at 30-02 39th Avenue, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure, including façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 413,138 square feet and rises 123 feet to its main roof. There will be 3,181 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 428 residential units across the ground through 10th floors. The apartments should average 679 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The Lightstone Group is the developer and Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV Architects) is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.


Lightstone Group Tests Waters for 244-Unit Condominium Tower at 130 William Street, Financial District

The Lightstone Group is now exploring market demand for a 244-unit condominium tower at its Financial District development site at 130 William Street. The developer is abandoning previous plans, filed in March 2015, for a 50-story residential-hotel tower, The Real Deal reported. The latest building applications at the Department of Buildings have been amended to reflect the change in plans. Although the number of units don’t match reports, the latest filings detail a 61-story, 188-unit tower with 15,373 square feet of retail across the cellar through second floors. The structure would measure 386,588 square feet and rise 750 feet in height. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record.



105 West 28th Street

Excavation Work Underway for 35-Story, 343-Key Moxy Hotel at 105 West 28th Street, Chelsea

Excavation is well underway for the 35-story, 343-key Moxy hotel planned to rise at 105 West 28th Street, on the western side of Chelsea. A photo of the recent excavation work has been posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The 410-foot-tall tower will encompass 145,344 square feet. Hotel rooms will be located on the fourth through 32nd floors, while guest amenities will round out the building’s remaining space. Amenities include a fitness center, a food market on the ground floor, a lounge and meeting rooms on the second, two rear yard terraces, and a sky-lounge with a restaurant on the 34th floor. The Lightstone Group is developing, and Stonehill & Taylor Architects is behind the design. The project had been delayed because a tower of its size required air rights to be transferred from around the block.


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