In August of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a 42-story, 550-unit mixed-use building at 685 First Avenue, located between East 39th and 40th streets in Murray Hill. Now, new details and renderings of the building have been revealed by the Wall Street Journal. The 459-foot-tall tower will actually contain 556 residential units and measure a whopping 828,000 square feet in its entirety. Two-thirds of the units will be rental apartments while the remaining one-third will be condominiums. Amenities include an underground 110-car garage, storage for 282 bikes, laundry facilities, a pool, a fitness center, a library, and recreational and assembly rooms. There will also be 10,088 square feet of ground-floor retail. Richard Meier & Partners Architects is behind the design, and Sheldon Solow is the developer. Excavation is reportedly underway, and completion is expected in 2018.
Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you a new rendering of the mixed-use supertall tower planned at 45 Broad Street, in the Financial District, but now new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings. The 371,634-square-foot tower, which has been marketed as 86 stories, will actually have 64 real floors and will stand 1,115 feet above street level. It will also have 150 residential units, which is significantly less than the previous figure of 245. The apartments should average 1,394 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums, and units will come in studio to three-bedroom configurations. There will also be 48,077 square feet of office space on the third through eighth floors. The project’s 20,000 square feet of amenities will be located on three sub-cellar levels and the ninth through eleventh floors. Madison Equities, Pizzarotti-IBC, and AMS Acquisitions are the developers, and CetraRuddy is behind the design. Excavation is expected to begin later this year, with completion of the tower scheduled for 2018.
Property owner Angel Luiz Otero has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 281 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train. The structure will measure 7,047 square feet, and its residential units should average a family-sized 915 square feet apiece. Amenities, located in the cellar, include private residential storage and recreational space. Frank J. Quatela’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
Long Island-based Galaxy Towers Apartment Inc. has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1360-1364 Purdy Street, in the East Bronx’s Parkchester neighborhood (just outside the towers-in-a-park community that goes by the same name), located around the corner from the Castle Hill Avenue stop on the 6 train. From south to north, the buildings will each measure 8,213 and 6,654 square feet respectively. Residential units in the southern building should average 883 square feet apiece while units in the slightly smaller northern building should average 687 square feet, indicative of rental apartments. Pelham, N.Y.-based Michael DePasquale is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide vacant has sat long vacant.
Brooklyn-based Royal Builders Development has filed applications for a four-story, 16-unit residential building at 3016 Brighton 5th Street, in Brighton Beach, located a block from the Brighton Beach stop on the B/Q train. The structure will encompass 13,191 square feet, which means its units should average 824 square feet apiece. Amenities include off-site parking for 11 automobiles and a rooftop recreational space. Considering parking is included, the apartments may be condominiums. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide assemblage consists of two two-story houses. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month to knock them down.