Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, 16-unit residential building at 2692 Creston Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Fordham section. The project will measure 19,111 square feet and its residential units should average 947 square feet apiece. It’s not known whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums, although the former is more likely based on location. Amenities include a recreation space in the cellar and storage for eight bikes. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingsbridge Road stops on the D and 4 trains are located within three blocks of the site.
The Financial District hasn’t fully transformed into a residential neighborhood just yet, but each year it seems to be getting closer. Today, YIMBY has the reveal for another new development coming to the area, at 1 Beekman Street, thanks to eagle-eyed forum poster Rich Brome. The building is being designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Urban Muse.
Façade installation is underway on the topped-out 19-story, 57-unit mixed-use building under development at 210 East 39th Street, in Murray Hill. Photos showing this come courtesy of prolific construction chronicler Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 67,573 square feet and rises 185 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 7,929 square feet of office space on the ground through third floors for a “philanthropic non-profit institution,” per the Schedule A. The residential units, rentals, should average 893 square feet apiece. Eighteen percent of them (10 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. CBSK Ironstate — comprised of SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate Development — is the developer. Rawlings Architects is the behind the architecture. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Hearst Tower, the 46-story, 861,100-square-foot office tower located at 300 West 57th Street in Midtown, is about to get a flashy upgrade to its ground floor. Crews are now constructing what will be dubbed HearstLive, a digital, wrap-around media installation that will broadcast news and other information. It will become the building’s façade at street level, measuring 107 feet, five inches along Eighth Avenue and 57th Street. The exact content will be determined by a collection of Hearst’s brands and partners. Hearst Tower is an individual landmark, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have had to approve any exterior alterations, but this latest addition appears to be located behind the existing glass. HearstLive will debut on September 27.