Back in April of 2015, the Bed Stuy Blog revealed renderings of the four- and seven-story, 66-unit residential complex being developed at 410 and 420 Lexington Avenue (a.k.a. 281-291 Tomkins Avenue), in Bedford-Stuyvesant, located five blocks from the Bedford-Nostrand Avs. stop on the G train. Now, construction is underway on the top floors of each building, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The four-story building, at the corner of Tompkins Avenue, is technically an expansion of a former two-story warehouse. This component will host 31 residential units averaging 620 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. It will also have storage space for 14 bikes and rooftop terraces. The seven-story component will host 35 residential units and is being built ground-up. It will encompass 30,452 square feet and its units should average 736 square feet apiece. Amenities there will include parking for 17 cars, storage for 15 bikes, a lounge, a 448-square-foot recreational room, and a communal rooftop space. Brooklyn-based The Iconic Group is the developer, while Nataliya Donskoy’s Brooklyn-based ND Architecture & Design is the architect. Completion is expected later this year.
In 2014, Savanna acquired, for $28 million, the three-story commercial building at 141 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. Then in August of 2015, the developer submitted filings to rezone the property in order to build a 44-story, 270-unit mixed-use tower. The city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) is now underway, with the latest step resulting in Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee disapproving the rezoning, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. The project itself has grown slightly since initially being filed. Proposed at the latest hearing was a 49-story, 270-unit mixed-use building. Eighty-one of the units would rent at below-market rates. The base of the building would feature two stories (plus the cellar) of retail, followed by seven stories of office space. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing. The latest step in ULURP is merely a recommendation. The proposal will now go before the entire Community Board 2. If the rezoning is granted, Savanna would also acquire from the city, for $4.8 million, a small, triangular park located to the north of the site. It has 47,718 square feet of development rights and would permanently remain as a park.
Back in 2014, Diversified Realty Advisors and California-based SunCal closed on the purchase, for $39.5 million, of the 70-acre former General Motors factory site in Sleepy Hollow, located just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County. Now, the developers have held a groundbreaking ceremony for their mixed-use mega-development called Edge-on-Hudson, Westfair reports. The project will include 1,177 residential units (a mix of condos, townhouses, and rentals), a 140-key boutique hotel, 135,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 30,000 square feet of office space. Some of the units will rent at below-market rates to seniors and lower-income families. Sixteen acres will be made into parkland and a riverfront promenade.
It’s been a few months since we last checked in on the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 116-unit residential project going up at 220 Central Park South. Back in February, the tower portion had risen to about 15 stories. Now, as seen in photos supplied to YIMBY by photographer Tectonic, the tower has risen past 25 stories, on its way to 70, with more of the Alabama Silver Shadow limestone cladding in place.
A 34-story, mixed-use tower is coming to the corner of 27th Street and Third Avenue in Kips Bay, on the east side of Manhattan. New building applications filed yesterday reveal that the development will rise 388 feet into the air and fill most of the block between 26th and 27th streets.