The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) for the 158,000-square-foot development site at 65 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Lower Concourse section. The hope is for a development team to propose a mixed-use building with an assortment of affordable residential units, commercial space, and community facilities, DNAinfo reported. In addition, there will have to be public open space, which will hopefully be in the form of a waterfront esplanade (the site fronts the Harlem River). Infrastructure upgrades are also part of the project. The vacant site is located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2 and 5 trains. Responses are due by October 11.
Exterior construction appears to be nearly wrapped up on the five-story, 92-unit mixed-use building under development at 968 60th Street, in western Borough Park. Photos of the construction progress were taken by Pablo Enriquez for the New York Times. Dubbed Hamilton, the 134,367-square-foot building will include 13,848 square feet of ground-floor commercial-retail. The residential units above, which will be rental apartments, should average 931 square feet apiece. They will range from studios to three-bedrooms.
Last month, the Moinian Group announced that they were planning a condo project at 220 11th Avenue that had been designed by the late, renowned Zaha Hadid. Now, the firm has filed new building applications for the 11-story development in Chelsea.
Booming Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood is closer to seeing another development come to fruition. Exterior work is nearing completion at the Boerum, located at 265 State Street (a.k.a. 140 Schermerhorn Street).
Midwood’s Orthodox community continues to grow, and developers keep searching for property along the neighborhood’s main streets, which are generously zoned. Last week, one of those developers filed plans to erect a seven-story apartment building at 1266 Ocean Parkway, between Avenues L and M.