Foundation work appears to be complete where a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building is under development at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River. The site can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers, located next door at 420 Kent Avenue. That site was cleared of commercial low-rises earlier this year.
A formerly abandoned house at 860 Macon Street in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant is getting a dramatic upgrade and expansion, and YIMBY has a rendering of what’s in store.
SIR Chelsea LLC, a joint venture of hoteliers Richard Born, Ira Drukier, and Sean MacPherson, has closed for $250 million on the purchase of the 12-story, 58-unit mixed-use building known as Hotel Chelsea, at 222 West 23rd Street, in Chelsea. The new owners plan to redevelop the property into a boutique hotel and condominium units, The Real Deal reported. BD Hotels will serve as the developer and hotel manager. Completion is expected by 2018. The property is an individual landmark and has gone through years of redevelopment attempts.
Excavation work is underway on the site of a planned 12-story, 110-unit mixed-use building at 79 Avenue D, in the Alphabet City section of the East Village. The developer, L+M Development Partners, has also secured $52.8 million in construction financing. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 114,422 square feet and rise 120 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based Kalico Group has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 165 East 107th Street, in East Harlem. The townhouse will measure 5,656 square feet and rise on a vacant 17-foot-wide, 1,716-square-foot lot. One of the units will be located on the ground floor and the other unit will span the second, third, and fourth floors. There will also be a roof deck. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park, N.Y.-based Sion Consulting Engineering is the applicant of record. The site has long been vacant, but it’s very likely it was once occupied by a four-story brownstone.