Yesterday, major news was announced regarding Mary Anne Gilmartin’s departure from Forest City Ratner, as she joined forces with Robert Lapidus and David Levinson to form L&L MAG, a new venture that will draw on the talents of all three executives and a host of other talent. The firm also launched its new website, which features a fresh rendering of the full build-out of the Pacific Park mega-project, surrounding Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn, which has undergone substantive changes to its final appearance, including the addition of what could become one of the neighborhood’s tallest towers.
New renderings have been released for a proposed facade modification of the historic Restoration Hardware building at 9-19 Ninth Avenue. These images have been included in part of a proposal package submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and will be reviewed by the LPC later today. The Aurora Capital Associates owned site, in the heart of the Meatpacking District, currently features a steel screen-wall facade with art glass on the upper floors of the brick building. The new design, by Backen Gillam Kroeger Architects, is looking to bring a more symmetrical look to the structure through the renovation.
Demolition permits have been filed for several three-story structures along Fourth Avenue, a commercial thoroughfare right on the border between Park Slope and Boerum Hill, in Brooklyn. 122 Fourth Avenue and 601 Baltic Street are now destined for demolition. Both projects are under the leadership of the architect and real estate developer Hal Einhorn, of Einhorn Development Group.
A Staten Island commercial development at 719 Forest Avenue has come out with a new rendering. Located in West Brighton, the single-story project would be an extension of the commercial thoroughfare along the avenue.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential structure at 491 Ocean Parkway, in Kensington, Brooklyn. The site is six blocks away from the Ditmas Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the F train. An anonymous LLC is listed as responsible for the development.