During the summer of 2015, YIMBY reported that demolition was competed on the two-story commercial building at 1 Flatbush Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, excavation is underway for the planned 19-story, 157-unit mixed-use building replacing it, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The new structure will encompass roughly 170,000 square feet, 24,500 square feet of which will be used for retail space across the cellar through second floors. The rental apartments should average 793 square feet apiece, and 32 of them will rent at below market-rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include storage space for 79 bikes in the cellar, a fitness center, followed by entertainment lounges/recreation rooms, a library, a yoga room, all located on the third floor, and a rooftop terrace. Developers Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners landed a $110 million construction loan earlier this year. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
It was back in October of 2014 when the seven-story, 22-unit residential building topped out at 164 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie now reports construction has since been completed on the exterior of the 28,424-square-foot project, which is cladded with grey bricks punctuated by windows. There will be 3,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and the rental apartments above should average 825 square feet apiece. Amenities includes private storage space, storage for 11 bikes, a six-car parking garage, and a rooftop terrace. An anonymous LLC is the developer and Newman Design Group is the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.
Flushing-based property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for two two-story residential buildings at 5-11 – 5-15 126th Street, on the northern end of College Point, in Queens. The building at 5-15 126th Street will measure 2,647 square feet and contain two full-floor apartment units, averaging 893 square feet apiece. The second house, at 5-11 126th Street, will measure 3,220 square feet, but will house a single family. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in December for the site’s existing two-story, single-family structure, along with an associated garage.
In February, YIMBY brought you two construction updates on the nearly topped out 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The project, dubbed Tower 28, has since topped out at 647 feet above street level, per the Court Square Blog, becoming the second tallest building in Queens and the city’s tallest residential building outside of Manhattan. The 398,702-square-foot tower will eventually contain rental apartments that average 823 square feet apiece. The bottom portions of the structure host a 50-car parking garage, bike storage, and many other amenities, in addition to 5,878 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Heatherwood Communities is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
In June of 2015, news broke that a Karim Rashid-designed condominium project would be coming to 30 Thompson Street, in SoHo, and now new building applications have been filed for the project. The 18,000-square-foot project will rise nine stories, or 113 feet, above street level. It will contain a total of eight residential units, each averaging a spacious 1,741 square feet, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor and a mezzanine level will host a lobby, a small parking garage, and mechanical equipment, and the full-floor apartments will begin on the second floor. Weis Group, Mavrix Group, and Walker Ridge are the developers, while Heritage Architecture is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2017. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 for the single-story warehouse occupying the site.