Over the past month, the 19-story Aloft Hotel at 27-45 Jackson Avenue reached its full height. The building was designed by Gene Kaufman, who is best known for designing budget hotels of the type that seen here. While most of them stand in Manhattan and easily get lost in the skyscraper thickets, the new tower in central Long Island City is now the tallest all-hotel building in Queens.
Yosef Yaakovzadeh, doing business as Green Builder’s NYC LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 887 Cauldwell Avenue, in Morrisania. The new structure will measure 3,170 square feet in total, and the units will take on townhouse configurations, spanning through multiple floors. The developer also filed applications to renovate the existing three-story townhouse at 889 Cauldwell, which is situated on the same zoning lot. That will measure 2,715 square feet and will retain two residential units. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Group Design is the architect of record.
This past summer, steel beam construction began on the 12-story, 38-unit condo building planned at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side, but the project ended up stalling out for a number of months until crews recently were able to get back on site. The structure is now rising again and currently four stories up, courtesy of photos by Tectonic. The 53,949 square-foot structure includes 11,244 square feet of commercial space, which was marketed as two units. Five residential units remain for sale and completion is expected in late 2016. ODA Architecture is designing and Adam America Real Estate, Naveh Shuster Group, and Horizon Group are developing.
Early in 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 37-unit residential building at 50 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side, and later that year, DHA Capital acquired the development site for $28 million. Bowery Boogie now reports foundation work is well underway, although construction has been temporarily halted by stop work orders. Issac & Stern Architects is designing the project, which will also include 1,836 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units will be condos and will average 1,023 square feet apiece. All but eight are in contract and completion is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
Property owner Lily Wang is renovating the three-story mixed-use property at 61 Canal Street, in Chinatown, Bowery Boogie reports. The 8,856 square-foot building will retain the same square-footage, although its 2,143 square feet of ground-floor retail will receive a gut rehabilitation. The Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple occupies the upper two floors and will remain in the building after the renovation. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record, and completion is expected in late 2016.