Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization have just completed one of the world’s largest Passive House multifamily rental properties at 42 West Broad Street in Mount Vernon, New York. Known simply as 42 Broad, the property is designed by Perkins Eastman and comprises 249 market-rate apartments, more than 20,000 square feet of amenities, a parking garage, and high-efficiency mechanicals that significantly limit the structure’s energy use and carbon emissions.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 354 West 52nd Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 50th Street subway station, serviced by the C and E trains. Cadence Property Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1650 Madison Avenue, an eight-story mixed-use building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by ARC Architecture Design Studio and developed by A&R Properties Group, the structure yields 23 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are seven units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $101,143 to $165,230.
Construction is progressing on 64 University Place, an 11-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Argo Real Estate and Bsafal, the 125-foot-tall structure will span 55,000 square feet and yield 28 condominium units with sales and marketing led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the The Eklund ǀ Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as well as a community facility and ground-floor retail space. SPACE Copenhagen is the interior designer, Deborah Nevins is the landscape designer, and CNY Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between East 10th and East 11th Streets.
Construction is moving along on 17 West 60th Street, a renovation and expansion project for the Shefa School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Dattner Architects, the project involves the construction of a four-floor, 40-foot-tall pavilion atop the parapet of the 102-year-old structure that will raise its height from 12 to 16 stories, as well as the renovation of its interiors and replacement of its façade. The Jewish academic organization purchased a ground lease at the address for $49.5 million and plans to relocate from 40 East 29th Street to the new 75,000-square-foot facility. McGowan Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Broadway and Ninth Avenue.