Construction has reached the fifth floor on the 12-story, 125-unit mixed-use project under development at 445 West 35th Street, in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure will eventual measure 121,859 square feet and rise 120 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 4,920 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to 1,188 square feet of community facility space in the cellar. The residential units above should average 740 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gowanus-based Workshop Design + Architecture is the design architect and Aufgang Architects is the executive architect. YYY Development & Construction is the developer. It is also building the similarly designed 12-story, 186-unit project across Dyer Avenue at 411 West 35th Street. Completion of both is expected in 2017.
Staten Island-based Over Development LTD has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential project at 1150 Dumont Avenue, located on the corner of Milford Street in central East New York. The new structure will measure 3,676 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,207 square feet apiece. That means the apartments will probably boast family-sized configurations. There will be off-street parking for two cars. Stanley M. Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 3,675 square-foot property is currently vacant. The site is located 10 blocks from the New Lots Avenue stop on the 3 train.
It looks like gears are turning on the 12-story retail and residential project slated for 86 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. Fresh demolition plans were filed last week for the existing two-story building where the new apartment building is slated to sit, and now YIMBY has the first look at the new structure’s design.
A rowhouse in the city’s first historic district will be getting some welcome renovations, but it will also be losing a quirk it picked up sometime after its construction. The public is not nuts about that loss, and it led the Landmarks Preservation Commission to end up with a somewhat rare non-unanimous vote.
Back in October of 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved plans to redevelop the multi-story Pavilion cinema, at 188 Prospect Park West, located on the corner of 14th Street in southern Park Slope, into a smaller movie theater and 24 condominium units. Those plans have now been scrapped entirely, in favor of a simpler renovation, the New York Times reported. The existing Pavilion structure, acquired by an anonymous LLC in August for $28 million, will be renovated to accommodate a Nitehawk Cinema, dubbed Nitehawk Prospect Park. The new theater will include seven screens for a total of 650 seats, two bars, dining services, and a restored interior atrium. Existing operations at the Pavilion will end in October, and the renovation is expected to take a year to complete. Hidrock Properties still owns the adjacent single-story property where an expansion would have occurred. Of course, any exterior alterations that go into the the cinema renovation will have to be approved by the LPC.