Construction on the first nine piles has been completed for the 2.7-acre park, dubbed Pier55, planned in the Hudson River. The location is near the Meatpacking District off West 13th Street. The pilings mark the end of the first phase of construction, DNAinfo reported. The public park is expected to have grassy hills, vegetation, recreational space with paths and seating, and an amphitheater. The London-based design firm Heatherwick Studio and New York-based Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects are behind the design. A partnership between The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation and the Hudson River Part Trust is developing the project. The pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Manhattan will be built by the city. Completion is expected in 2019.
A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.
A rendering has been revealed of the five-story, 15-unit residential building planned at 722 Jefferson Street, in Hoboken, New Jersey. The city’s Planning Board approved the project in May, Jersey Digs reported earlier this month. The project’s residential units will be condominiums, ranging from three- to four-bedrooms. There will be three penthouses, each boasting private rooftop terraces. Amenities include a communal roof terrace and a 15-car parking garage with electric charging stations on the ground floor. The 125-foot-wide site is currently vacant, although it was formerly occupied by multiple single- and two-story garages. The developer goes by an anonymous LLC and Hoboken-based Minervini Vandermark Architecture is behind the design. A construction timeline has not been disclosed. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s 9th Street-Congress Street station is four blocks away, and the PATH station is about 20 minutes away by foot.
Brooklyn-based property owner Yidel Kohn has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 141 Utica Avenue and 1184 St. Marks Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights. They will each measure 7,546 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground-floor apartments will also feature space in the cellar. Sander Weiss’s Brooklyn-based Gelu Durus Musica is the architect of record. The 5,180-square-foot corner lot is currently vacant. The Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains is seven blocks away.
The city has unveiled its plan to revitalize and encourage more office development in Midtown East, following on the heels of a rezoning along Vanderbilt Avenue that paved the way for a 67-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.