The ongoing Downtown Brooklyn development boom has already resulted in three new “tallest towers” for the borough, with 388 Bridge, then AVA Willoughby, and now 333 Schermerhorn taking the title, at 607 feet to parapet. But while each of those projects stands just a few feet above the others, Extell’s Brooklyn Point, at 138 Willoughby Street, is going to top-out 68 floors and 720 feet above the streets below. Now, YIMBY has a look at new renderings that paint a much more vivid picture of the skyscraper’s eventual impact on the DoBro skyline.
The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development, at 115 Delancey Street, has officially topped-out. The last time YIMBY reported on the site, it had just risen above street level, back in late January. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, of which 98 will be affordable. Its developer, Delancey Street Associates, is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.
Back in December of 2016, developer Hui Chen acquired 136-78 41st Avenue, in Flushing, for $9.32 million. While DOB applications have yet to be filed for the site, today, YIMBY has the first rendering for the project, which is being designed by Raymond Chan Architect, PC.
Permits have been filed for two new 12-story residential buildings in The Bronx’s Fordham Heights neighborhood. Manhattan-based UA Builders Group is developing the site, located at 2065 and 2067 Ryer Avenue, and the pair will be among the taller buildings in the area, which is mostly dominated by five and six-story apartment blocks. The site is four blocks from the Tremont Ave. and 182-183rd Street Subway Stations for the B and D trains.
Permits have been filed for a new 10-story residential building in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx, at 3188 Villa Avenue. The location is just three blocks away from the Mosholu Parkway subway station serviced by the 4 train, and two blocks away from Mosholu Parkway Park, an urban green space that connects the New York Botanical Garden with Van Cortlandt Park. Brooklyn-based Delacour, Ferrara & Church Architects will be responsible for the design.