This morning, we had hotel news for you. Now, we have more. In April, Lightstone Group acquired, for $127 million, a six-building, 181-unit residential portfolio for that comprises of 112-120 East 11th Street and 85 East 10th Street, in the East Village. The developer is currently planning to build a 85,000-square-foot, roughly 300-key boutique hotel at 112-120 East 11th Street, according to The Real Deal. Marriott International’s MOXY Hotels will be the operator. The five-story buildings at 112-120 East 11th Street currently contain 75 residential units across five buildings and are expected to be demolished. The other six-story, 106-unit building at 85 East 10th Street will remain and is expected to be sold off. The April acquisition was financed with an $85 million loan. The five apartment buildings at 112-120 East 11th Street represented $52.1 million, while the six story property at 85 East 10th Street traded for $75.4 million.
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Late last year, new details emerged of the 10-story, 428-unit residential building planned at 30-02 39th Avenue (a.k.a. 30-17 40th Avenue), in northern Long Island City, located directly below the 39th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. Now, YIMBY can reveal the 39th Avenue façade of the project, thanks to a rendering posted on-site and spotted by JFBautista via the YIMBY Forums. The structure will encompass 413,138 square feet. It will have 3,181 square feet of ground-floor retail space and its residential units should average 679 square feet apiece. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Its 22,000 square feet of amenities include storage space for 319 bikes, an underground parking garage, a fitness center, an entertainment room, a lounge, a gathering room, laundry facilities, a green house, and a rooftop pool and sundeck. Developer Lightstone Group secured $75 million in financing in April for the project, and recently secured $30 million more, Commercial Observer reports. Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV Architects) is behind the design. Excavation began last November, and completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in January, construction was wrapping up on the 12-story, 430-unit residential building at 365 Bond Street, in Gowanus, and now Real Estate Weekly reports the building is nearly complete. Curbed NY also has new renderings of the project, dubbed 365 Bond. The rental apartments will come in a variety of configurations, including studio-, one-bedroom, and townhouse-style layouts, although details for the larger apartments haven’t been made available yet. There will be roughly 40,000 square feet of amenities in the form of a fitness center, a spinning room, a yoga room, multiple lounges, a library, a recreation room, multiple rooftop terraces, a waterfront esplanade, an interior courtyard, and residential and bike storage.There will also be 1,240 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The Lightstone Group is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects designed the building. MARKZEFF and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture also aided in the design process. Occupancy is expected in April, and construction is currently underway on another 270-unit residential building at 363 Bond Street.
In March of 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations that would go into converting the 16-story, 235,000 square-foot office building at 485 Seventh Avenue, at the corner of West 36th Street in the Garment District, into a boutique hotel. The property, an individual landmark, was completed in 1907 as the Mills Hotel No. 3, a male-exclusive, 1,885-unit single-room occupancy residential hotel. The Lightstone Group is planning to convert the property into a 618-key MOXY Hotel by Marriott, and Commercial Observer reports $330 million in financing was secured for the project. Retail space and a restaurant will be located each on the ground and second floors. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is the architect of record.
Over the summer was when YIMBY last checked in on the two-building, 700-unit development under construction at 363-365 Bond Street, in Gowanus. At the time, the Lightstone Group’s building at 365 Bond was structurally complete and getting its curtain wall, and foundation work was ongoing at 363 Bond. Today, 365 Bond is wrapping up construction and its leg of the public esplanade along the Gowanus Canal is receiving its finishing touches, Pardon Me For Asking reports. Meanwhile, since Atlantic Realty Development acquired the 363 Bond site, the building has risen four stories. 365 Bond is expected to be completed within the next few months, and 363 Bond will probably wrap up construction in 2017. Both buildings will include small retail and community facility components.