Mayor Bill de Blasio has disclosed development plans for the Applied Life Sciences Campus, to be built at an undetermined site located along the East River, either in Manhattan or Queens. The city is expected to pump $100 million into the project, Commercial Observer reported. The facility would be geared towards research, development, and training in bioengineering. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is anticipating to release a request for expressions of interest next year, with a goal to complete the project by 2021.
The Chetrit Group is in the early stages of planning for a mixed-use project that would rise on the irregularly-shaped, eight-acre property at 57-46 56th Street, in Maspeth. The developer previously sat down with local elected officials to discuss rezoning the property for residential units, according to Crain’s, which would trigger the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), as the site is currently located within an Industrial Business Zone (IBZ) and zoned for manufacturing. Nothing yet has been formally proposed. Multiple low-rise industrial warehouses occupy the property.
Rockaway Beach is about to get a boutique hotel designed by Wythe Hotel architect Morris Adjmi. New building applications were filed Tuesday for the six-story project at 108-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, between 108th and 109th Streets.
Renderings have been revealed of the proposed 62-story, 732-unit mixed-use tower at 259 Clinton Street, a.k.a. 271 South Street, on the Lower East Side. The latest plans, presented earlier this week, have the new building rising 724 feet in height. It would include 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. the Lo-Down reported. Twenty-five percent, or 183 units, would be designated as permanent affordable housing, of which roughly 100 would be set aside for low-income seniors. The Starrett Corporation is the developer and Perkins Eastman is behind the architecture. The project must go through an environmental review with the Department of City Planning. Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2018. The site is currently vacant.
Construction has topped out on the 12-story, 125-unit mixed-use building under development at 445 West 35th Street, in the Hudson Yards district. Progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 121,859 square feet and rise 119 feet to its main roof.