Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings of Magnum Real Estate Group and Real Estate Equities’ 10-story, 83-unit mixed-use building planned at 196 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side. Now that demolition is complete on the site’s old commercial buildings, excavation work appears imminent, per Bowery Boogie. A pile driver has appeared on-site as well as other excavation equipment. Once complete, the building will also have 13,463 square feet of retail space on the ground floors, and Ismael Leyva is designing.
Last summer, construction kicked off at 64 East 1st Street, in the East Village, where MGM Property Group and Ekstein Development are building a six-story, six-unit residential building, and now steel-frame construction is up to the third floor, according to EV Grieve. The full-floor condominiums, which average 2,185 square feet, will have two-bedroom configurations and outdoor terraces. GF55 Partners is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
Korman Communities, Shorewood Real Estate Group, and Prodigy Network have recently topped out their 19-story, 140-unit extended-stay hotel building at 84 William Street, in the Financial District, courtesy of a YIMBY reader. The AKA brand will manage the building, and guest suites will range from a few hundred square feet to 1,000 square feet. In addition to the hotel lobby, retail space and a restaurant will be located on the ground floor. Asfour Guzy Architects is designing, and completion can probably be expected in early 2016.
In the beginning of September, concrete and rebar rose from the ground at 100 Avenue A, in the East Village, where Ben Shaoul initially planned a six-story, 29-unit residential building with retail space. EV Grieve points out the building has climbed to an unexpected seventh floor, and, per the DOB, an eighth floor is on the way. The building will now contain 44 residential units, averaging 735 square feet, and Blink Fitness is expected to take 12,000 square feet on the ground floor. Issac & Stern Architects have designed the project, and completion is expected next year.
Back in August, YIMBY brought you news that Madison Equities was in contract for the development site at 45 Broad Street, in the Financial District, and now the developer has closed on the property for $86 million. Madison Equities is partnering with Pizzarotti-IBC to build a 65-story condominium tower, potentially totaling 290,000 square feet. AMS Acquisitions is also a minority investor, and Cetra/Ruddy is designing the project. Completion of the tower is tentatively scheduled by 2019.