Back in December of 2015, renderings were revealed of the eight-story, 200-bed nursing home planned at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook. The proposed project, by Oxford Nursing Home, was to measure 157,500 square feet and feature an urgent care center, but it also required an individual rezoning through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. Yesterday, the project reached the City Council Review step, but it was disapproved in a 48-0 vote by the full council, according to Crain’s. Unfortunately, this means the project is officially dead. Concerns raised at the vote included the unfavorable change in zoning from manufacturing to residential. Also, the site is located in a Flood Zone-A area, which some said would pose a threat to seniors living inside the building.
Woodside, Elmhurst, and Woodhaven in Queens are suddenly bursting with new residential projects, largely from developers who hope to capture a mix of gentrifiers, longtime residents, and new immigrants. And generous new zoning along Queens Boulevard ensures that nearly all those developments are concentrated along the busy, six-lane artery. The latest project to arrive on the scene there is 46-02 70th Street, which will rise nine stories at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 70th Street.
East Harlem’s days of abandoned buildings and vacant lots are receding quickly into the past. Today, we have a rendering for a narrow 11-story residential building at 2150 Second Avenue, between East 110th and 111th Streets.
An interesting piece of both architecture and engineering is under construction in the land just north of Hell’s Kitchen in what is officially Lincoln Square. The project is One West End, located at 1 West End Avenue, which is at the northwest corner with West 59th Street. It features a large cantilevered portion, which has started to grow, and we have photos of the work courtesy of our friend Tectonic.
It was in September of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you news of the 32-story, 48-unit mixed-use tower under development at 180 East 88th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, we showed you what the view would be like from one of the upper-floor residential units. Since March, foundation work has been underway at the site, but the New York City Buildings Department recently issued a stop-work-order for the project due to a zoning controversy that allegedly allowed the developers to build a taller tower than normal, the New York Times reported. The Buildings Department says a four-foot-wide lot was created on East 88th Street to avoid streetwall and setback requirements, which allowed for the creation of a taller building. As a result, the department revoked the previously approved building permits and is requiring that DDG Partners submit new plans. The condominium tower was expected to be the tallest building above 72nd Street, at 521 feet in height. HTO Architect was the architect of record, although DDG designs their projects in-house.