Related Companies has received approval from the City Planning Commission to develop a multi-tower, 430,000-square-foot mixed-use complex at 511 West 18th Street, in West Chelsea. The project will rise on either side of the High Line on a site located along Tenth Avenue, between West 18th and 19th streets.
The Bogota Planning Board has approved a 421-unit mixed-use project proposed on the 14-acre development site at 238 West Fort Lee Road, along the Hackensack River in the Bergen County, N.J., borough of Bogota. Dubbed The River Club, the project will feature six residential buildings, each to rise either four or five stories in height. Ten percent, or 42 apartments, will be designated as affordable housing, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be retail space along West Fort Lee Road, as well as a two-story clubhouse and a 2,200-foot-long riverfront promenade. River Development is the developer and B&R Engineering is responsible for the infrastructure work. C-I Design Inc. is the architect. Ground breaking is expected next year, with completion anticipated by 2020.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation has selected RAL Development Services to develop a high-tech office building at 124 East 14th Street, near Union Square. Civic Hall, an organization that describes itself as a “collaborative innovation center,” will anchor the new building, Politico reported. It’s unclear whether the project will include other uses. The 15,450-square-foot site, occupied by a vacant, two-story commercial building, can accommodate up to 92,700 square feet of commercial space. An additional 46,350 square feet of space could be built as residential or community facility space. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Savanna has closed on the purchase, for an undisclosed sum, of The Falchi Building, a five-story, 711,000-square-foot commercial building at 31-00 47th Avenue, in Long Island City’s Blissville section. It was earlier reported that the developer was in contract for more than $255 million, Commercial Observer reported. The new owner plans to conduct a $35 million renovation on the property. Retail will be installed on the ground floor, while the office spaces throughout the rest of the structure will be modernized. Improvements include new amenities, upgrades to infrastructure and common areas. The building is currently 90 percent leased.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 659 Quincy Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 4,620 square feet and its residential units should average 660 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is vacant. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development demolished the site’s two-story predecessor, a townhouse, in 2014.