Project partners and city officials gather to celebrate the completion of Anderson Plaza

Developers Complete the Anderson Plaza Revival Project in Downtown New Rochelle

Wilder Balter, LXMD, and The City of New Rochelle have completed a $4 million revival of Anderson Plaza, an open-air space for pedestrians in downtown New Rochelle. Located along Anderson Street between North Avenue and LeCount Place, the plaza will support a diverse mix of seasonal programming, from farmers markets and pop-up events to festivals and live performances.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 70 Units at 606 West 30th Street in West Chelsea, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 30th and 11th Apartments, a 42-story residential development at 606 West 30th Street in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the structure yields 277 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 70 units for residents at 40 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $29,040 to $144,100.

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Permits Filed for 132-26 Pople Avenue in Flushing, Queens

Permits have been filed to expand a two-story structure into a four-story mixed-used building at 132-26 Pople Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Located between Saull Street and College Point Boulevard Street, the lot is near the Main Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. LXC Construction Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Demolition Finishes for SOM-Designed Skyscraper at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

415 Madison Avenue recently completed on-site demolition for an upcoming 40-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and owned by Rudin Management under the 415 Madison Avenue LLC, the 605-foot-tall replacement will yield a total of 343,100 square feet of new office space, a 350-square-foot ground-floor retail pavilion, and a 2,400-square-foot open-air public concourse. The ground-up project is being constructed in compliance with the East Midtown sub-district regulations, alongside the use of air rights that were previously purchased from the landmarked St. Bartholomew’s Church along Park Avenue. PAL Environmental Services served as the former general contractor but now AECOM Tishman is the new general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street.

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Rendering of the New York Climate Exchange - Courtesy of SOM

Stony Brook University and SOM Selected to Complete $700M Climate Research Campus on Governors Island

A project team led by Stony Brook University and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to complete a $700 million climate research and education campus on Governors Island. Stony Brook University will anchor the 400,000-square-foot campus, known formally as The Cen­ter for Cli­mate Solutions. The education and research hub will debut as New York Climate Exchange.

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