530 Exterior Street, rendering by Dattner Architects

13-Story, 157-Unit Affordable Residential Building Nears Topping Out at 530 Exterior Street, Mott Haven

Construction is now underway on the top floor of the 13-story, 157-unit residential building under development at 530 Exterior Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the building will encompass 151,107 square feet and rise 120 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements. The apartments should average 910 square feet apiece. All of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Monadnock Construction is the developer and Dattner Architects is the architect. Completion is anticipated in early 2018, although it appears the project is much ahead of schedule.


305 Coles Street

New Renderings of Three-Building, 1,181-Unit Mixed-Use Project Approved at 305 Coles Street, Jersey City

New renderings have been revealed of the three-building, 1,181-unit mixed-use project at 305 Coles Street, in downtown Jersey City’s emerging SoHo West neighborhood, located just south of Hoboken. The project, approved by the city’s Planning Board in May, will encompass roughly 1.2 million square feet. Its tallest tower will rise 23 stories, while the others will stand between 14 and 16 stories. There will be 89,000 square feet of retail space, in addition to a 681-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. All of the apartments would be rentals, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms.


30-26 14th Street

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Building Coming to 30-26 14th Street, Astoria

An anonymous Astoria-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 30-26 14th Street, in Astoria. The project will measure 6,576 square feet and its residential units should average 709 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A roof terrace with recreation space will top the structure. Befal F. Salim’s Whitestone-based Platonic Solids Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in November.


100 Colden Street

12-Story, 128-Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 100 Colden Street, Jersey City

Pegasus Enterprises is proposing a 12-story, 128-unit mixed-use building at 100 Colden Street, located on the corner of Bates Street on the western edge of Jersey City’s downtown area. The project includes 28,650 square feet of retail space and 60,000 square feet of self-storage space, Jersey Digs reported. It also features a 168-car parking garage. It’s not clear whether the apartments would be rentals or condominiums. Hoboken-based Minervini Vandermark Architecture is responsible for the design. The development site consists of four lots, occupied by a collection of dilapidated warehouses and a townhouse. The city’s Planning Board must approve the project.


130-13 Inwood Street

Twin Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 130-13 Inwood Street, South Ozone Park

A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 130-11 and 130-13 Inwood Street, in South Ozone Park. The new buildings will measure 2,940 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 980 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each house will also come with a 300-square-foot, single-car garage. George Schwarz’s Gramercy-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 5,700-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month.