Vicki Been, commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), has announced she will be resigning from her role. Been was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in February 2014 and has…
Fortuna Realty Group has filed applications for a 27-story, 299-key hotel at 30 West 39th Street, in Midtown South. The project will encompass 133,523 square feet and rise 323 feet to its roof. A restaurant and an outdoor bar will be located on the ground and second floors, followed by hotel rooms across the fourth through 26th floors. Nobutaka Ashihara’s Financial District-based firm is the architect of record. The 8,662-square-foot assemblage, at 24-30 West 39th Street, is occupied by four four-story commercial buildings. Demolition permits were filed last year.
An anonymous Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 13-unit residential building at 22-22 Steinway Street, in the Ditmars section of Astoria. The project will measure 11,605 square feet and its residential units should average 740 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will also be nine off-street parking spaces. Nickolas Kazalas’s Astoria-based firm NDKazalas Architecture is the architect of record.
Staten Island-based Pina Development has filed applications for three three-story, two-family houses at 126-134 Detroit Avenue, located on the corner of Arden Avenue in Annadale, on Staten Island’s South Shore. The buildings will measure 3,093 square feet each. Across all three, the residential units should average 1,200 square feet apiece. There will be studio apartments on each of the buildings’ ground floors, followed by a family-sized apartments across the second and third floors. Staten Island-based Sanna & Loccisano Architects is the architect of record. The 12,000-square-foot site is occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
TriBeCa-based Opis Partners is planning to develop a seven-story, 20-unit residential building at 325 Pine Street, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City. The project will feature rental apartments, ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, Jersey Digs reported. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) selected Opis as the developer last August. In October, the city’s Planning Board approved the project, which required a height variance. The development site, spanning 323-325 Pine Street, consists of two three-story, multi-family townhouses. A construction timeline has not been revealed, although the first step would be to demolish the existing structures.