Brooklyn-based development and design firm Barrett Design is seeking to obtain approval from the Department of Buildings to build two three-story, single-family townhouses at 96-98 Degraw Street, in the Columbia Street Waterfront District, located 12 blocks from the Bergen Street stop on the F and G trains. Each will measure 3,100 square feet and will contain a two-car parking garage on the ground floor. Both will also sport rooftop terraces. The townhouses will rise on a vacant 35-foot-wide, 3,500-square-foot lot currently being used as a parking lot. The property is currently located within a manufacturing district, which may be the reason the new buildings applications haven’t been approved.
John Stringile, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for three three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 19-23 Foster Road, in Prince’s Bay, located on Staten Island’s South Shore. Each will measure between 2,874 square feet and 2,950 square feet. Two of them will contain 639- to 649-square-foot ground-floor commercial components, while the third will feature a 619-square-foot educational facility. Two apartments will fill the two upper floors in each building. Across the entire project, the apartments should average 1,046 square feet apiece. There will also be an 18-car parking lot, hopefully behind the buildings. Staten Island-based Stanley M. Krebushevski is the architect of record. The 10,476-square-foot plot, on the corner of Wheeling Avenue, is vacant. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is located three blocks to the south.
YIMBY first brought you news in April of 2014 of the planned 29-story, 399-key hotel at 461 West 34th Street, located on the corner of Tenth Avenue in the Hudson Yards District. Later that month, we revealed an initial rendering of the project, and then brought you updated images of it by the end of 2014. Now, the foundation is complete, as seen in a photo by ILNY via the YIMBY Forums. The new hotel, which will be a Courtyard by Marriott, will encompass 218,640 square feet. Guest amenities will include a fitness center, storage for 18 bikes, a lounge, meeting rooms, and a restaurant in the cellar. The hotel rooms will be located on the second through 29th floors, and retail space will be hosted on the ground floor. Marx Development Group is the developer and DSM Design Group is the architect of record. The developer secured $65 million in financing for the project late last year. Completion is expected in 2017.
In January, YIMBY revealed renderings of the nine-story, 32-unit residential building planned at 42-50 27th Street, in the heart of Long Island City. At the time, we knew the site was cleared of its low-rise predecessors. Foundation work is now well underway, according to the Court Square Blog. The structure will encompass 35,294 square feet, and its residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include private residential storage, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, storage space for 18 bikes, and a outdoor recreational area on the second floor. New York-based Ampiera Group is the developer, while Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in March, a rendering was revealed of Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University Forum and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on a triangular block bound by West 125th and 129th streets and Broadway, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. At the time, excavation work was underway at the site, but now foundation work has commenced, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure will feature a café, an information center, offices and meeting rooms, and two auditoriums. The building is the part of the Columbia’s greater Manhattanville campus, which, when fully built out, will span 17 acres and roughly a dozen buildings. Renzo Piano Building Workshop is the design architect and Dattner Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2018.