Pennsylvania-based S&A Home Builder has filed applications for a four-story, 76,354-square-foot self-storage facility at 150-30 Liberty Avenue, in Jamaica. It will boast 55,526 square feet of commercial space for storage, three loading docks, and accessory office space. Frank L. Truglio’s Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based NF Architectural Designs is the architect of record. The development assemblage measures 31,132 square feet and consists of a strip of one- and two-story auto repair shops and some vacant lots. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The site is located five blocks south of the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Architect Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Brooklyn-based property owner Jeffrey Zagelbaum has filed applications for two five-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1517-1519 New York Avenue, in southern East Flatbush. Each will measure 6,500 square feet and residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Half of the units will be duplexes, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is located four blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains.
Constructionof the 33-story, 402-foot-tall mixed-use building under construction at 16 West 40th Street, located along Bryant Park in Midtown, has reached the parapet. However, it has yet to be structurally topped if you count the bulkhead. The building’s façade and window elements are also currently being installed, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by ILNY. The 824,216-square-foot building, dubbed The Bryant, will host a 230-key hotel within the ground through 14th floors, and 57 condominium units on the 16th through 33nd floors. Amenities, some of which will serve both the hotel and the residences, include a fitness center, private residential storage units, conference rooms, and a terrace club on the sixth floor. There will also be a restaurant occupying the ground and cellar levels. HFZ Capital Group is the developer, while London-based David Chipperfield Architects is the design architect. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is serving as the architect of record. YIMBY’s last update on the project was in November, when the structure was six stories above street level. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Property owner Huiqing Hu, doing business as an anonymous Flushing-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, seven-unit residential building at 77-06 155th Avenue, in Lindenwood. The structure will measure 6,059 square feet and its residential units should average 866 square feet apiece. Amenities include a nine-car parking garage and a rooftop recreational area. Chuandong Hao’s Bayside-based HCD Architect is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house and demolition permits were filed for it in May. The site is located within a sunken section of the neighborhood that remains detached from the street grid and vulnerable to flooding.
There are only a few locations outside of Midtown and the Financial District that support supertall (or near supertall) development. The newest such location is the far Lower East Side, where Extell’s 252 South Street, also known as One Manhattan Square, is now rising. While several renderings of the project have been revealed, YIMBY now has a full video of the soon-to-be skyscraper and its impact on the Manhattan skyline, posted on the YIMBY Forums and also on Curbed.