Last September, we gave our readers a definitive introduction to the city’s latest urban core, which was then just beginning its skyward ascent. Over the past year, we released dozens of updates regarding the myriad of projects coming to Long Island City, particularly those rising along the streets of the Court Square district. Today YIMBY revisits the growing community, looking at the progress that has been made over the past year, as well as what lies in store in the near future.
Since YIMBY’s previous update in May, the 28-story, 150-unit mixed-use tower under development at 436 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn, has topped out and begun façade installation. The latest photo of the project was posted to the YIMBY Forums by construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the structure measures 155,100 square feet and stands 310 feet above street level. There will be 23,740 square feet of retail space across the cellar through third floors. The residential units above should average 793 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Yoel Schwimmer is the developer and ODA New York is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
New apartments are rising in the heart of Midwood, and we have a glimpse of the construction thanks to photographer Tectonic.
A model has surfaced of the planned five-story, 63,341-square-foot church project at 68-03 Roosevelt Avenue, located on the corner of 69th Street in Woodside. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is currently seeking a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals for the project, DNAinfo reported. The proposed structure would stand 79 feet tall and would include a house of worship, classrooms, multipurpose rooms, a recording studio, and 10 rectory units. A 150-car parking garage is also part of the plan. It would replace the congregation’s existing facility. Atlanta-based M3G Design is the architect of record. The 69th Street stop on the 7 train rumbles just above the street.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a three-story, 56,856-square-foot expansion of P.S. 32 The Samuel Mills Sprole School at 317 Hoyt Street, in Gowanus. The new addition, with an address of 420 Union Street, will feature administrative offices, a cafeteria, a library, and a lobby on the ground floor, followed by classrooms on the two floors above. A playground will be located on the second floor, as well. The 46-foot-tall structure will most likely be built on the eastern end of the site, where single-story overflow classrooms currently exist. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects will be responsible for the design.