Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.
In early 2015, Wharton Properties and General Growth Properties (GGP) acquired, for $1.75 billion, the Crown Building – a 25-story, 385,600-square-foot multi-use commercial building – at 730 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of West 57th Street in Midtown. Now, it’s been disclosed that developer Michael Shvo and Russian investor Vladislav Doronin are planning to acquire a large portion of the building for a mixed-use conversion project, the New York Post reported. The duo want to convert the upper floors of the current office building into an Aman hotel and 23 ultra-luxury condominium units. Wharton and GGP recently bought out the last remaining office tenant. The current owners plan to lease the remainder of the property that isn’t sold to Doronin and Shvo as retail. The retail space is currently being newly renovated and is expected to take up at least the first four above grade levels. Late last year, it was reported that Bulgari signed a 15-year lease on the ground floor.
The Port Authority has been struggling for years to develop two awkward lots next to the Lincoln Tunnel approach on the far West Side. The agency filed plans for a nine-story building at 431 West 33rd Street last fall, and now they’ve posted a rendering on the fence at the site between Ninth and 10th avenues.
It’s been nearly a year since we checked in on Related’s rental development at 261 Hudson Street, and a lot has happened since then. Thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that façade work on the 12-story project is nearly complete.
Most new construction in Downtown Brooklyn easily falls into the category of “megaproject,” from the residential towers and mall of City Point to John Catsimatidis’ 32-story residential development at 86 Fleet Place. But every once in a while, someone files a somewhat reasonably sized building on a small lot there. Yesterday’s crop of filings brought a new building application for a skinny, 11-story residential development at 112 Fleet Place.