After billionaire Jon Stryker, of Stryker Corporation, purchased the two former industrial properties at 85-89 Jane Street, in the West Village, for $32 million in 2012, he is now moving forward with plans to redevelop the two- and one-story buildings into a 12,000-square-foot, single-family mansion. As currently proposed, the project would consist of a three-story base topped by a skinnier, two-story glass enclosure that would rise 90 feet in height. Much of the third level would feature an outdoor garden. As the site is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) would have to approve of the design. Before the project goes before the LPC, it will be presented before Community Board 2, Curbed NY reports. TriBeCa-based Steven Harris Architects is behind the design.
Back in February, the first renderings were revealed of the planned 86-story, 245-unit mixed-use tower at 45 Broad Street, in the Financial District. The renderings originated from EB-5 materials, as the development team – Madison Equities, Pizzarotti-IBC, and AMS Acquisitions – is hoping to raise $75 million in financing through the program. Now, another rendering of the CetraRuddy-designed project has surfaced via YIMBY Forums, which depicts the tower when viewed from the north (looking southward down Broad Street). New buildings applications haven’t been filed yet, but the 1,100-foot-tall tower will encompass approximately 298,000 square feet. The first five floors should host 50,000 square feet of commercial space, while the apartments above should come in studio to three-bedroom layouts. There will also be 20,000 square feet of amenities. Groundbreaking is expected later this year, and completion is ambitiously scheduled for 2018.
The seven-story, 58,700-square-foot New Museum – a contemporary art museum at 235 Bowery, on the Lower East Side – is planning to expand into the six-story commercial building at 231 Bowery, which they purchased for $16.6 million in 2008. The museum is now preparing to convert the property into exhibition space, event space, storage, and offices, the New York Times reports. The expansion would increase the museum’s footprint by roughly 42,000 square feet, which means the complex would measure over 100,000 square feet once completed. The lot walls separating the existing structure and the 231 Bowery would be removed to connect the buildings. The project is still in the planning stage. The New Museum was constructed in 2007 and designed by Tokyo-based SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates), with Gensler serving as the architect of record.
In 2011, D.A.B. Group defaulted on the mortgage for their 16-story, 98-key hotel project at 139 Orchard Street, located on the Lower East Side. The developer eventually lost control of the site and abandoned construction on the structure, although the building topped out before work stopped. The latest development is that Fortuna Realty Group and Elk Investors won an auction to acquire the stalled-out project for $30.75 million, The Real Deal reports. Buildings applications indicate the hotel will measure 39,064 square feet. The new owners plan to finish construction on the building as a hotel. Completion is expected sometime in 2017.
Back in January of 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the eight-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 372 Broadway, in TriBeCa. Construction began on the building’s conversion in early 2015, and now YIMBY has new details and never-before-seen renderings of the condominium project, which goes by Six Cortlandt Alley. Curbed NY was the first to report on the project’s sales launch.