Construction is now underway on the ground floor of 35 Hudson Yards, the 72-story, 1,046,332-square-foot mixed-use building under development at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1,009-foot-tall tower will contain retail space on the ground, second, fourth, and fifth floors, followed by office space on the eighth through 13th floors, a 217-key Equinox hotel on the 15th through 29th floors, and 137 condominium units on the 31st through 70th floors. Equinox will move their global headquarters into the office portion and will open a 60,000-square-foot fitness club in the building. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect. Completion is expected in 2019. The developers recently negotiated the project’s $2 billion capitalization, which includes $1.2 billion of debt, Real Estate Weekly reported.
Much of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg is frozen by a legal battle over discriminatory zoning, but developer Rabsky Group is pushing forward with their plan to develop two industrial properties in the area into seven large residential towers.
It was a little over a year ago that the Naftali Group’s mixed-use building at 210 West 77th Street, on the Upper West Side, was about to top out. Now, construction of the building is almost at the finish line.
The dilapidated, two-story venue building at 2 Chapel Avenue, in the Port Liberté community of southern Jersey City, is expected to renovated and expanded into a four-story, 40,000-square-foot structure. The previous venue was called The Pointe, but Landmark Developers will rebrand the project as the North River House, Jersey Digs reported. The redeveloped building will include a lobby, a lounge, a restaurant, and two banquet halls. In addition, there will be multiple bars throughout, landscaped gardens, patios attached to the restaurant, and cabanas. Work is expected to start soon and completion is scheduled for 2018.
An anonymous Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 157 Beach 96th Street, in Seaside. That’s a neighborhood along the Rockaways in southern Queens. The project will measure 10,548 square feet and its residential units should average 987 square feet apiece, which means the units could either be rentals or condominiums. There will be a total of eight off-street parking spaces. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Bayside-based OMF Architecture is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. A two-story house occupied the site until July. The Beach 98th Street stop on the A train and Rockaway Park Shuttle is two blocks away.