YIMBY revealed renderings and reported on new building applications last year for La Central, a five-building, 992-unit mixed-use development planned on an assemblage of vacant lots at 430 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project required approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). That process was nearly completed on Wednesday, when the City Council voted to approve the proposal, the Daily News reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio still has to sign off on it. Assuming his honor does, construction would be carried out in two phases, with the first phase to be completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. The buildings will range from eight to 25 stories and all 992 apartments will be designated as affordable or supportive housing. The majority will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, although 160 will be supportive units. Over 45,000 square feet of retail is planned, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facilities.
Brooklyn-based Cityscape Builders has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 563 Dahill Road, located on the eastern edge of Borough Park. The project will measure 8,602 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 2,150 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one off-street parking space and the structure will be topped by a roof terrace. Kenneth Thomas’s Nanuet, N.Y.-based firm is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wife, 4,000-square-foot property is currently partially occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Ditmas Avenue stop on the F train is located a block away.
Kaufman Astoria Studios, one of New York City’s largest TV and film production facilities, announced this summer that they hoped to add two more soundstages to their century-old campus. Now, they’ve filed plans for a sizable four-story building at 36-02 34th Avenue, at the corner of 36th Street and across the street from their two main studios.
A rendering has been revealed of the nine-story, 135-unit mixed-use building planned at 3003 West 21st Street (a.k.a. 2002 Surf Avenue), on Coney Island. Addition details have also emerged since new building applications were filed in April. The 118,743-square-foot structure will contain a mix of affordable and supportive housing, with 53 apartments to be rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, and 82 apartments to house homeless veterans. The units will all be one-bedrooms and should average 733 square feet apiece. There will also be 7,815 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Long Island-based Concern for Independent Living and Georgica Green Ventures are the developers. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect and completion is expected in 2018.
Since topping out at 777 feet above street level in May, much of 45 East 22nd Street‘s façade has been installed, with the exception of where there’s a construction elevator and support structures for the crane. The latest photos are courtesy of construction photographer Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the Flatiron District tower has 59 real floors and measures 372,684 square feet. Its 83 residential units will be condominiums, configured in simplex, duplex, full-floor, and penthouse layouts. The Continuum Company is the developer. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect, while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is handling the interiors and Oehme van Sweden is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.