A big hole in the ground on Manhattan’s East Side is nearly ready to be filled. Foundation work is almost done at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and East 40th streets in Murray Hill.
It’s not often that development in Long Island City results in fewer residential units for the neighborhood. However, next year in Hunters Point, a small conversion project at 10-18 47th Avenue is slated to do just that.
Queens-based property owner Leny Vays has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 10-42 47th Road, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point section. The project will measure 4,897 square feet, which means its residential units should average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be an apartment each on the ground and second floors, followed two apartments spanning parts of the third and fourth floors. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits were filed in June.
WB Development NB LLC has proposed to redevelop the 16-acre former Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School campus located at 52 North Broadway, just north of downtown White Plains, in Westchester County. The proposals calls for two 10-story residential buildings with 400 rental apartments between them, a 125-bed assisted living facility, and a four-story, 66-unit dormitory geared toward graduate students at the neighboring Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Westfair reported. Ten percent of the rentals would be designated as affordable. Roughly 2.7 acres would be preserved as green space and two existing buildings would be preserved. The anonymous LLC is comprised of multiple developers and investors, including Midtown South-based George Comfort & Sons Inc. Perkins Eastman is behind the architecture. The site needs to be rezoned in order for the project to be built. Applications were filed with the city’s Common Council in July.
Breaking Ground, with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), has proposed to convert the five-story former La Semana hotel at 25 West 24th Street, in the Flatiron District, into a 47-bed homeless shelter, DNAinfo reported. The facility would be an emergency shelter for street-homeless individuals. Housing there would be temporary until the city could move individuals to more sustainable living arrangements. After opposition from neighborhood residents grew before a recently scheduled meeting, officials decided to postpone the discussion until later this month. DHS doesn’t need the local Community Board’s approval and plans to move forward with the conversion as-of-right, according to its spokesperson. La Semana closed earlier this year after accumulating years of nightmarish reviews on TripAdvisor.