As residential towers begin to rise around the former Domino Sugar factory in South Williamsburg, a much more modest project is nearing the finish line a few blocks inland, on South 1st Street between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue. Investmates Real Estate is putting the finishing touches on four two-family townhouses as 127-131 South 1st Street, not far from the Williamsburg Bridge or the restaurants and shops along the waterfront.
Now that phase one of St. George’s Lighthouse Point project – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building with residential units and commercial space at 35A Bay Street – is under construction and gaining attention, Triangle Equities is shifting focus on to the second phase. The developer has partnered with Starwood Hotel & Resorts for a 12-story, 175-key Westin hotel, which will be built adjacent and connected to one of four existing industrial buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported. The hotel, dubbed the Westin New York Staten Island, will encompass 190,000 square feet and will include 15,000 square feet of event space. Many of its luxury amenities and a restaurant will be located in the industrial building. The other three industrial buildings will be redeveloped into an additional 30,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space. Perkins Eastman is designing and Andres Escobar is responsible for the interiors, although new building applications haven’t been filed for the hotel. Completion of the hotel is expected in 2019.
Renderings have surfaced for the six-story, 70-unit residential building planned at 222 Avenue E, located on the corner of East 21st Street on the southern end of Bayonne, New Jersey. That’s in Hudson County. The residential units, rental apartments, will range from one- to two-bedrooms, some of which will be duplexes. Amenities include the traditional list of luxuries, like a rooftop terrace, a fitness center, a community lounge, and a 72-car parking garage. Passaic, N.J.-based Madison Hill Properties is the developer. The project was approved by city’s Planning Board this past summer and was also granted a 25-year tax abatement, Jersey Digs reported. Completion is expected in 2018. The vacant site is located across the street from the 22nd Street station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
Brooklyn-based Scarano Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 326 Avenue U, in central Gravesend. The project will measure 11,661 square feet. It will include retail space in the cellar and on a mezzanine level connected to the ground floor. The residential units will be located on the second through sixth floors and should average 626 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include six off-street parking spaces, storage for 20 bikes, a recreation room on the ground floor, laundry facilities, and a roof terrace. David Silberman’s Flushing-based firm is the applicant of record. The 2,227-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Avenue U stop on the F train is down the block.
Kingsbridge Heights, in the northwest Bronx, remains one of the most affordable and solidly working class neighborhoods in the city. So it’s exciting to see new development sprouting there, on the blocks south of the Jerome Park Reservoir.