YIMBY previously reported on 46-20 11th Street in Long Island City back in January, when new building applications were filed for the site with the DOB. Now, the reveal is out, thanks to The Court Square Blog, which spotted the on-site renderings yesterday. The project will rise seven floors and total 40,035 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 42 units, with a design by Raymond Chan Architects. 11th Street Condominiums LLC is developing, and the site’s former two-story warehouse has now been demolished, with completion is anticipated by the spring of 2019.
New building applications have been filed for a five-story and ten-unit project on an irregularly-shaped lot at 1330 East 17th Street, in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood. The site is only one block east of the Q train’s Avenue M stop, and will comprise 7,276 square feet of residential space, likely translating into rental apartments with an average size of 727 square feet. Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect, and Joseph Horowitz of Lush Developers is listed as the developer. An existing two-story home must be demolished before work can begin.
YIMBY reported on the demolition of the temporary WTC PATH station last August, and we revealed renderings for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center last September. The complexity of the site within the new World Trade Center means that several additional steps must be completed before work can begin on the actual PAC, but now, construction has begun on the Vehicle Security Center, which will sit directly underneath the PAC.
When it comes to integrating PTACs into new buildings, the outcome is almost always disastrous from both environmental and aesthetic perspectives. While the environmental problems are difficult or outright impossible to mitigate, YIMBY may have found one of the very first examples where the aesthetic issues have been successfully solved, in the Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood, though whether the renderings for 1007 Union Avenue translate into reality remains to be seen.
As the Downtown Brooklyn development boom enters its second decade, the most notable projects that have risen into the borough’s skyline have all been residential, like 388 Bridge Street, the AVA Willoughby, and 333 Schermerhorn Street, each of which temporarily took the title of Brooklyn’s tallest. While developers continue their race upwards, there has also been a proliferation of somewhat less obvious infill, like 620 Fulton Street, aka the Hotel Workers Healthcare Center and Office Building, which is now complete, per the latest from Tectonic.