One of the most recognizable structures in Brooklyn is on its way to a new era. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations to the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower at 1 Hanson Place, in Fort Greene.
A massive residential development is poised to reshape a sleepy stretch of industrial waterfront in Rosebank, along the eastern shore of Staten Island. YIMBY has the first look at the complex, which will stretch across three buildings and 18 acres at 125 Edgewater Street.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is reviving plans for an affordable residential building at the Harborview Terrace public housing complex at 520 West 55th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. The new building, to rise on a parking lot next to the complex’s northern tower, would contain between 200 and 250 affordable apartments, DNAinfo reported. The city is scheduled to launch a request for expression of interest (RFEI) this spring after hosting meetings where the community can offer input. The selected development team would ground-lease the property for 99 years. Construction is projected to begin in 2019.
The City of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, N.Y., has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for the downtown development site at 45 Harrison Street, located on the corner of Cedar Street. The 30,492-square-foot city-owned site could accommodate a building up to 28 stories in height, the Daily Voice reported. A project could include a mix of uses, including residential apartments, commercial space, such as office or retail space, hotels, and/or medical or civic facilities. An existing two-story, 20,000-square-foot fire station currently occupies the property.
Sequoia Development Group and GRID Real Estate are planning a 16-story, 300-unit mixed-use building at 533 Mercer Street, located on the corner of Jordan Avenue in the McGinley Square section of Jersey City. Dubbed 289 Jordan, it would include apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, of which 56 units, or roughly 19 percent, would be designated as affordable. There would also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, Jersey Digs reported. Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is responsible for the design. Before the as-of-right project can rise, a collection of single- to three-story mixed-use structures must first be demolished.