A year ago, SL Green began knocking down a full block of prewar commercial buildings next to Grand Central to make way for a 1,401-foot-tall office tower at One Vanderbilt Avenue. Now YIMBY has a time lapse of the lengthy demolition between 42nd and 43rd Streets, courtesy of the project’s PR team.
Construction has quietly topped out on the 14-story, 89-unit mixed-use affordable housing building under development at 92-61 165th Street, located on the corner of Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica. A rendering of the project has also been spotted on the construction fence. The latest building permits indicate the structure measures 93,041 square feet and rises 132 feet above street level to its roof.
A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the four-story, 64-unit mixed-use building planned at 455 Ocean Avenue, located on the corner of Dwight Street, in Jersey City’s Greenville section. The project, dubbed Dr. Lane Frances Edwards Apartments, will boast ground-floor commercial retail space and a mix of supportive and affordable rental apartments. There will be five units set aside for homeless veterans, while the other 59, comprised of one-, two- and three-bedrooms, will rent at below-market rates to families of a limited income, the Jersey Journal reported. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) is the developer and Kitchen & Associates is behind the design.
Brooklyn-based Cayuga Capital Management has filed applications for a four-story, 5,040-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 115 Broadway, in South Williamsburg. The site is a 1,340-square-foot, wedge-shaped vacant lot bound by South 6th Street and Bedford Avenue. Retail space will occupy the cellar level, the ground floor, and an upper mezzanine level. Office space will take up the second floor, followed by community facility space on the third and fourth floors. Together, the retail and office space will amount to 3,785 square feet while the community facility space will total 1,168 square feet. Midtown South-based DXA Studio is the architect of record. The Marcy Avenue stop on the J and M trains is five blocks away.
A Staten Island-based property owner has filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 261-265 York Avenue, in New Brighton on Staten Island’s North Shore. Two of the buildings will measure 2,276 square feet and the third will measure 2,013 square feet. Across all three, the full-floor residential units should average 789 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Jorge F. Canepa’s Staten Island-based Archidesign Architectural Studio is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 5,073-square-foot plot is currently vacant.