The Toll Brothers’ new condo building is rising fast on the campus of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in the West Village, and Tectonic captured some photos of the construction progress. The structure at 100 Barrow Street has reached six stories so far, but it will ultimately top out at 12 stories tall.
Back in February, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a massive renovation and restoration of the Bronx General Post Office. Located at 558 Grand Concourse, the property is a city individual and interior landmark. Now, the renovation design has changed slightly and the changes were well-received by the commissioners.
Union Theological Seminary – located at 3041 Broadway, between West 120th and 122nd Street in Morningside Heights – is proposing to co-develop a condominium tower located on the campus’s northern quadrangle. The seminary would sell 350,000 square feet of air rights in the process, which would go towards a slender tower, potentially rising 35 to 40 stories in height. L&M Development Partners would be the developer, and the profits would go towards a needed $100 million renovation of the aging academic buildings, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In mid-2014, Caerus Group acquired the three-story former Eberhard Pencil Factory building at 74 Kent Street, in Greenpoint, for $7.5 million. Now, the developer is converting the landmarked, 17,413 square-foot property into commercial space, according to Commercial Observer. Office space will be located on the second, third, and cellar levels, while retail space will occupy the ground floor. Each floor will feature outdoor space and 6,000 square feet of green space is planned on the roof. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is designing the conversion and completion is expected in the first half of 2016.
The City’s Economic Development Corporation and Housing Preservation and Development have launched a request for proposals for the vacant, 7,000 square-foot development site located at 2321-2325 Third Avenue, in East Harlem between East 126th and 127th Streets, according to DNAinfo. The site boasts 70,000 square feet of commercial development rights and is located directly adjacent to the site of a planned 115,000 square-foot proton beam therapy center. The commercial project is just a small portion of the two-block mega-development dubbed E125. The blocks bounded by East 125th through 127th Streets and Second and Third Avenues will eventually be home to 1,000 residential units, up to 700,000 square feet of commercial space and at least 30,000 square feet of community space. 800 of the residential units will rent at below-market rates.