On-site renderings were revealed in November for the 27-story, 168-unit residential building under development at 27-19 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Now, The Court Square Blog reports foundation work has just begun. Earlier this month, developer Twining Properties and investment parter CBD secured $70 million in financing for the project, which is being dubbed Watermark Court Square. The new building will measure 151,021 square feet in total and will include 2,807 square feet of ground-floor retail. The apartment units will average 730 square feet apiece and come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. Handel Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017.
In late 2014, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the Foster + Partners-designed 41-story, 897-foot-tall office tower under development at 425 Park Avenue, between East 55th and 56th streets in Midtown, and now project has secured its anchor tenant with a city-wide record-breaking lease. According to Real Estate Weekly, Chicago-based Citadel will take roughly 200,000 square feet in the 670,000-square-foot building, with rents as high as $300 per square foot on the tower’s penthouse floors. The project, being developed byL&L Holding and GreenOak Real Estate, is aiming for L.E.E.D. Gold and WELL certifications. This past summer, the developers secured a $556 million construction loan and the site’s 32-story office predecessor has since been significantly demolished. The lower portion of the existing structure will be utilized in the new building and completion is expected in late 2018.
Last September, L+M Development filed plans for a 12-story affordable rental building on a vacant lot next to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Now the hospital is developing a large residential project with two towers on another empty plot at 4507 Third Avenue, between 182nd and 183rd streets.
A three-story row house in Brooklyn is going to stay that way for the time being. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve a proposed addition to 75 St. Marks Avenue, near the…
Ironstate shelled out $150 million last year for a 49-year lease at 363 Lafayette Street in NoHo, right in the heart of New York University’s territory. Now, they’re planning a nine-story office building on the site between Great Jones and Bond streets.