Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled plans for a $10 billion redesign of John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens. Broadly, the goal of the project is to better interconnect the airport’s existing terminals and improve the flow of vehicles and people through reconstruction and expansion of roadways, Crain’s reported. There would also be a large parking garage at the center of the airport, possibly to be topped by green space. Mass-transit upgrades are also in store, including plans for a one-seat ride to Manhattan. The state’s Department of Transportation will head the construction pertaining to roadways and mass transit, while the airport is expected to be rebuilt under partnerships with airline companies and operators, including the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Brooklyn-based Agora Development Group has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 210 Jackson Street, in northern Williamsburg. The project will measure 6,066 square feet and its full-floor apartments should average 1,000 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Huntington, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in December.
Last month, the City Council approved a rezoning application for a 400-unit affordable development at 1465 Park Avenue in East Harlem. Now Tahl Propp Equities and L+M Development have filed plans for the 15-story project between 107th and 108th Streets.
Construction has topped out on the 10-story, 428-unit mixed-use building under development at 30-02 39th Avenue, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure, including façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 413,138 square feet and rises 123 feet to its main roof. There will be 3,181 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 428 residential units across the ground through 10th floors. The apartments should average 679 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The Lightstone Group is the developer and Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV Architects) is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for two buildings with a total of nine residential units at 167 and 169 Lorimer Street, in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg. A four-story, three-unit building measuring 10,989 square feet is slated for 167 Lorimer Street, while a six-story, six-unit building measuring 13,824 square feet is planned at 169 Lorimer Street. Across both buildings, the apartments should average 2,034 square feet apiece, indicative of units with family-sized configurations. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 6,900-square-foot assemblage is mostly vacant, except for a 20-foot-wide, single-story warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in November.