The Texas-based Limestone Hills Corporation is proposing a 17-story, 154-unit residential tower in the Bergen County, New Jersey borough of Palisades Park. It would be located in between the two current section of 14th Street. The developer is currently seeking a variance from the borough’s Zoning Board to build a tower six stories taller than currently allowed, NorthJersey.com reports. The proposed project would include one- and two-bedroom apartments and a 165-car, six-level parking garage, three levels of which would be underground. There would also be a surface parking lot along 14th Street. The 6.5-acre site was acquired for $1.8 million in 2011 via a bankruptcy court order. The swath of land is currently approved for an eight-story, 64-unit residential building. The plans are expected to be presented to the board this week.
Staten Island has long been the city’s slowest-growing borough, but the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing it to develop more housing. Last Wednesday, the Department of City Planning organized a public forum on the mayor’s plan to rezone Bay Street, an industrial swath of Staten Island’s north shore, in order to encourage new apartments and retail.
The Berkeley Carroll School, formerly the Berkeley Institute, has been a growing presence in Park Slope, Brooklyn since the end of the 19th century. It will continue to grow, thanks to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which last Tuesday approved a rooftop addition to its campus.
Normally, when YIMBY hears about development in eastern Queens, it’s happening in Flushing or Jamaica. But over the weekend, we stumbled across permits for a new apartment building in Briarwood, a middle-class neighborhood wedged between Jamaica and Kew Gardens.
Construction is now wrapping on the transformative 27-unit conversion underway at the 10-story former office building at 11 Beach Street, in TriBeCa. YIMBY can now bring you a photo of the nearly completed project, courtesy of prolific photographer Tectonic. The apartments, which will be condominiums, should average a spacious 3,976 square feet apiece. They will range from three- to five-bedrooms, some of which will come in townhouse-style and penthouse configurations. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, an inner courtyard, a landscaped roof deck, and storage space for 14 bikes. Some of the apartments will also feature their own pool. YIMBY revealed renderings of the BKSK Architects-designed project in 2014. Thomas Juul-Hansen is crafting the interiors and HFZ Capital is the developer. Occupancy can probably be expected in the coming months.