New York City now has 140 historic districts across its five boroughs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted, unanimously, to designate the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The designation completes preservation of the South Village.
New development rarely happens in Vinegar Hill, a tightly zoned, tiny neighborhood wedged between Dumbo, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the East River waterfront. But the owner of a parking lot 251 Front Street hopes to get an upzoning to construct a nine-story apartment building there, according to documents filed with the Department of City Planning.
Excavation work appears imminent at the site of the 51-story, 180-unit mixed-use tower under development at 15 East 30th Street, located on the corner of Madison Avenue in NoMad. Progress, which also includes apparent work on below-grade retaining walls, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower will encompass 361,785 square feet and rise 756 feet in height.
Gamma Real Estate has acquired, through a foreclosure auction for $98 million, the development site at 428-432 East 58th Street, located in the Sutton Place section of Midtown East. Gamma paid $86 million for the property and another $12 million for air rights, The Real Deal reported. Bauhouse Group assembled the site in 2015, with a $130 million acquisition loan from Gamma, and planned to develop a 900-foot-tall condominium tower at the site. The developer later defaulted on the property, which ultimately concluded in the bankruptcy auction held yesterday. It has not been revealed what the new property owner intends to do with the site, which boasts over 260,000 square feet of development rights. Demolition permits are on file for the site’s three five-story townhouses.
The Academic Leadership Charter School has filed applications for a seven-story, 84,850-square-foot facility at 356 East 139th Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The new building will feature a 34-car parking garage on the cellar levels; a gymnasium, a nurse’s office, and administrative offices on the ground floor, with additional administrative offices and meeting rooms on the second floor; a cafeteria, auditorium, and playground on the third floor; and a library on the fourth floor, with classrooms for various disciplines across the fourth through seventh floors. Stamford, Conn.-based Partners For Architecture is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot lot is vacant.