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321 East 96th Street

Partnership Plans 1,100-Unit Mixed-Use Development At 321 East 96th Street, Upper East Side

AvalonBay Communities and the New York City Department of Education’s Educational Construction Fund (ECF) are partnering to develop a roughly 1,100-unit mixed-use complex at 321 East 96th Street, on the Upper East Side. The complex will include rental apartments, two public schools with recreational spaces, and 20,000 square feet of retail space, according to The Real Deal. The development would take up the entire block, which is bound by East 96th and 97th streets and First and Second avenues.


425 Grand Concourse

Team Selected to Build 24-Story, 241-Unit Passive Affordable Residential Tower At 425 Grand Concourse, Mott Haven

In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.


30-70 38th Street, rendering by T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects

Developer Files for Planned Five-Story, 23-Unit Residential Project at 30-70 38th Street, Astoria

Earlier this month, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned residential development at 30-70 38th Street (a.k.a. 30-66 39th Street), in central Astoria, located seven blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. Now, property owner George Elliott has filed applications for the project, which will rise five stories and contain 23 residential units (down from 26). The new building will encompass 29,277 square feet and its units should average a rental-sized 738 square feet apiece. Amenities include a ground-floor recreation area, bike storage, a parking garage, and private storage space. The project is currently in the beginning stages of the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), as the developer is seeking to rezone a portion of the site. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is designing. The assemblage is currently occupied by two wood-framed houses.


Industry City

Industry City’s Proposed Rezoning Will Include Retail, Two Hotels, But No Dormitory, Greenwood

A year ago, news broke that Jamestown, Belvedere Capital, and Angelo Gordon announced plans to infuse $1 billion to renovate and redevelopment parts of the the 16-building, six-million-square-foot industrial complex, dubbed Industry City, located west of the Gowanus Expressway, in Greenwood. Crain’s now reports the developers are scrapping plans to build a 150,000-square-foot student dormitory at the 32-acre site. The complex’s proposed rezoning still includes the construction of significant retail space and two hotel buildings. Renovation work currently under way includes new windows, elevators, and interiors, and the complex is presently home to manufacturing uses and office space of a variety of sorts. The developers expect to begin the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) before 2017.


Pier 40

Request For Proposals Launched For Pier 40’s Design Phase, Hudson Square

Yesterday, the Hudson River Park Trust launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design phase of Pier 40’s much needed repair and renovation, Crain’s reported. The 15-acre sports facility is located in the Hudson River off Hudson Square and serves a key role in Westbrook Partners’ and Atlas Capital Group’s planned mixed-use development at 550 Washington Street, which is currently moving through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Process (ULURP). The developers plan to transfer roughly $100 million worth of air rights off Pier 40, although they will have to wait until the ULURP is finished (which legalizes the sale). The proceeds from the sale would fund Pier 40’s eventual overhaul, which will include a 10-year plan to replace more than half of its 3,500 steel piles. ULURP for the project across the street is expected to wrap up this fall, and, at that point, the Hudson River Park Trust will launch another RFP in search for a team to follow through with the design plans.


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