The Lower East Side‘s gradual densification continues apace, and new building applications have now been filed for 330 Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow Streets. The new structure will rise six floors and total 11,000 square feet of residential space, to be divided between twelve units. At over 900 square feet apiece, that means condominiums are possible here, though rentals could also result. Martin Kapell of Think Architecture + Design is the site’s architect, Daniel Wise of 330 Grand Street LLC is listed as the developer, and permits for demolishing the existing structures, which span 330-332 Grand Street, were filed this May.
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New development rarely happens in Vinegar Hill, a tightly zoned, tiny neighborhood wedged between Dumbo, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the East River waterfront. But the owner of a parking lot 251 Front Street hopes to get an upzoning to construct a nine-story apartment building there, according to documents filed with the Department of City Planning.
In September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 133-key hotel planned at 38-42 11th Street, in the Ravenswood section of Long Island City, located four blocks from the 21st Street-Queensbridge stop on the F train. Now, a rendering of the project has been revealed in a report by The Real Deal. The latest building permits indicate the hotel, which will be an extended-stay one by Marriott’s TownePlace Suites, will encompass 69,045 square feet. If the project’s 50,457 square feet of commercial space is exclusively representative of the hotel units, individual rooms should average a relatively spacious 379 square feet apiece. Guest amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, a lounge and breakfast area, a garden area behind the building, a bar, a rooftop terrace, a 21-car garage on the ground floor, and storage for five bikes. Midtown Properties is the developer and Think! Architecture and Design is behind the architecture. Foundation work is reportedly underway at the site, and completion is scheduled before 2017.
One of the most interesting condominium developments in Brooklyn draws inspiration from a distant land. It’s called Oosten, and it’s the product of Chinese developer XIN Development, Dutch designer Piet Boon, and Brooklyn-based think! architecture and design pllc. You’ll find it under construction at 429 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and our friend Tectonic sent YIMBY exclusive photos of an inside tour.
A four-story row house on West 19th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues will meet the wrecking ball for condos, and we have a glimpse of the new building that will replace it.