Construction appears to be nearly done on the 19-story redevelopment project underway at 444 Park Avenue South, located on the corner of East 30th Street in Midtown South. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos snapped by Tectonic. The former 13-story office building has been expanded by six stories and redeveloped into a 190-key SLS Hotel. It contains 86,973 square feet of commercial space, which means the hotel suites should average 458 square feet apiece. Hotel amenities include a restaurant on the ground floor, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and an outdoor lounge on the 14th floor. Moin Development and SBE are the developers. Nobutaka Ashihara’s Financial District-based architecture firm is behind the design. Opening is expected next spring.
The Brearley School aims to expand its Upper East Side campus with a new 12-story building at 590 East 83rd Street, on the corner of East End Avenue.
A pair of over century-old combined buildings in SoHo are on their way back to commercial use. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 61-63 Crosby Street.
A rendering has been revealed of the 11-story, 73-unit mixed-use building planned at 609 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 18th Street in South Slope. Recently filed new building applications indicate the project will encompass 93,050 square feet. It will include 4,960 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 785 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. CGI Strategies is the developer and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design, DNAinfo reported. The 12,520-square-foot assemblage currently consists of three three-story townhouses along Fourth Avenue, a single-story commercial building on the corner, and a small vacant lot along 18th Street. Demolition permits were filed earlier this year. The Prospect Avenue stop on the R train is two blocks away.
Flushing-based DBMC Equities has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 69 Woodbine Street, in central Bushwick. The structure will measure 6,818 square feet and its residential units should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and outdoor terraces on the ground floor and rooftop. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse, although demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains is two blocks away.