Construction has topped out on the 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building under development, as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side. The structure can be seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The project encompasses 283,178 square feet. There will be 73,000 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground through second levels, followed by rental apartments on the floors above. Half of the apartments, or 105 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Delancey Street Associates, comprised of L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, is the developer. Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1108 Decatur Street, located on the corner of Evergreen Avenue in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 6,925 square feet and its residential units should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The structure will be topped by a roof terrace. Kenneth Thomas’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Chauncey Street stop on the J train is three blocks away.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 13,827-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 2916 Shell Road, on Coney Island. There will be 8,919 square feet of commercial-warehouse space across the ground through fifth floors, followed by 2,350 square feet of medical offices on the sixth and seventh floors. Yevgeniy Rybak’s Brooklyn-based Rybak Architects is the architect of record. The 85-foot-wide, 4,483-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in June. The Neptune Avenue stop on the F train is a block away.
The de Blasio administration is planning to launch a request for proposals (RFP) at some point next year in search of a development team to build a senior housing facility at 30 Pike Street, located between Henry and Madison streets on the Lower East Side. The scope of the building has not been revealed, but it will accommodate at least 100 senior residents and will feature an unspecified medical facility, Curbed NY reported. The site can accommodate up to 244,562 square feet of community facility space, which is what senior housing is categorized under. The 37,625-square-foot site is currently occupied a single-story a water supply building. The Department of Environmental Protection will work with the future development team to incorporate the infrastructure into the new building.
Last September, we gave our readers a definitive introduction to the city’s latest urban core, which was then just beginning its skyward ascent. Over the past year, we released dozens of updates regarding the myriad of projects coming to Long Island City, particularly those rising along the streets of the Court Square district. Today YIMBY revisits the growing community, looking at the progress that has been made over the past year, as well as what lies in store in the near future.