Azimuth Development Group’s eight-story, 21-unit residential development under construction at 321 East 60th Street, located on the southern edge of the Upper East Side, is a few stories from topping out. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymond_Womano. The latest building permits, which YIMBY first reported on in early 2015, indicate the new building will encompass 25,069 square feet. Its residential units should average 1,133 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. Amenities include a nine-car parking garage, storage for 11 bikes, laundry facilities, and private residential storage space. Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
Our Lady of Loreto, an abandoned church owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and located at 124 Sackman Street in Ocean Hill, is expected to be demolished to make way for an affordable residential building. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, which leases the property, is behind the project, the New York Times reported. New building applications haven’t yet been filed, but demolition permits were back in June and crews are expected to begin work later this year. When the church originally closed back in 2008, the structure came close to being razed for 88 affordable residential units. An agreement was made to build 64 residential units behind it while converting the church structure into a different use. Since the 2010 agreement, Catholic Charities hasn’t been able to recruit a redevelopment team to convert the property. The site, located at the corner of Pacific and Sackman streets, is five blocks from Broadway Junction stop on the the A, C, J, L, and Z trains.
A NoMad hotel will be getting a facelift. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved work to be done at the Broadway Plaza Hotel, located at 1155 Broadway, in the Madison Square North Historic District.
It’s been two and a half years since Hudson Companies filed plans for a 170-unit development at 310 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Now, the market-rate rental project is finally on the rise between Nostrand and New York avenues, along the border with East Flatbush.
Briarwood, a low-slung and middle-class neighborhood in central Queens, was largely downzoned to prevent development in 2008. But the developer-friendly zoning along Queens Boulevard was left in place. There, not too far from the Briarwood stop on the E and F trains, one builder plans to replace a small roadside diner with a seven-story, mixed-use apartment building.