Two South Williamsburg-based investors hope to rezone three industrial properties in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant to make way for a large residential project with nearly 300 apartments spread across two buildings. Today we have the first look at the development, which will rise near the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 376-378 Flushing Avenue and 43 Franklin Avenue.
Sometimes, the wheels of new development roll very slowly. It was close to two years ago that a proposal for three new houses in the Bronx’s Fieldston Historic District went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A revised (and scaled-down) proposal came before the commissioners last Tuesday, but there was, again, no approval.
Foundation work is now underway on the seven-story, six-unit mixed-use building under development at 34 East 13th Street, located on the corner of University Place in Greenwich Village. The site, on the right half of the image below, can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 22,995 square feet and rise 74 feet in height, not including the bulkhead. There will be 2,135 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by full-floor residential condominiums on the second through seventh floors. The units should average 2,881 square feet apiece. Ranger Properties is the developer and Financial District-based Morris Adjmi Architects is behind the design. Completion is anticipated in 2017.
Construction is now five stories above street level on the northern portion of the 11-story, 36-unit mixed-use complex under development at 528 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 96,162-square-foot project, dubbed Jardim, will boast 11-story components along both the West 27th and West 28th street fronts. The tower portions will connect via a single-story base, which will include 6,490 square feet of retail space. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, will be condominiums and should average 2,489 square feet apiece. Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group are the developers. Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Isay Weinfeld is the design architect, while Hell’s Kitchen-based SBLM Architects is the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
As mega-developer Related Companies finishes construction on its first buildings at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, the firm led by Stephen Ross is pushing forward with a small affordable development for veterans in northeastern Astoria, near the East River waterfront.