509 West 38th Street

30-Story, 225-Unit Mixed-Use Project Tops Out at 509 West 38th Street, Hudson Yards District

Since hitting 22 stories in height back in June, the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, has topped out. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights earlier this month. The 361-foot-tall tower encompasses 243,689 square feet. There will be 13,739 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground and second floors, along with 29,180 square feet of community facility space on parts of the ground through fifth floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece and 20 percent (46 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Imperial Companies is the developer and BKSK Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is anticipated in 2017.



83 Humboldt Street

Reveal for Six-Story, 10-Unit Residential Building Planned at 83 Humboldt Street, Williamsburg

A rendering has surfaced of the planned six-story, 10-unit residential project at 83 Humboldt Street, in southern Williamsburg. The rendering is courtesy of Brooklyn-based Beam Group, the project’s design architect. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 7,586 square feet. Its residential units should average 758 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a 301-square-foot recreation space on the ground floor and a rooftop terrace. Yoel Berkovitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, is the developer. Joseph A. Mucciolo’s Wantagh, N.Y.-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 26-foot-wide, 2,558-square-foot property’s single-story predecessor was demolished in late 2014. The site is five blocks from the Flushing Avenue stop on the J and M trains.


Food Center Drive

120,000-Square-Foot Greenmarket Regional Food Hub Planned Along Food Center Drive, Hunts Point

As part launching the New York State Grown & Certified program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for a new 120,000-square-foot food facility, dubbed Greenmarket Regional Food Hub. It will be located at an undisclosed location along Food Center Drive in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section and will have processing facilities and a farmer’s market, Crain’s reported. The food hub, expected to cost $20 million, is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2017. Food products will be delivered to the Hunts Point location from small- to mid-sized farms throughout upstate New York. A 100,000-square-foot expansion is planned at the Baldor Specialty Foods facility at 155 Food Center Drive, although it’s unclear if the two projects are connected.