The local nonprofit Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS, Inc.) is converting the former F. Berg & Company Hat Factory complex, located at 475 South Jefferson Street in the Valley Arts District section of Orange, N.J., into 32 residential units. The loft-style condominium apartments will range from 750-square-foot one-bedrooms to 1,150-square-foot three-bedrooms. The 70,000-square-foot, multi-building project, dubbed Hat City Lofts, will also include over 10,000 square feet of commercial space for artistic uses, Jersey Digs reported. Move-ins are expected in 2017.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based Global Management has filed applications for an eight-story, 35-unit residential building at 237 West 167th Street, in the West Bronx’s Highbridge section. The project will encompass 27,906 square feet and rise 74 feet to its roof. Its residential units should average 698 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 7,500-square-foot lot is vacant.
The long-planned Hudson Yards neighborhood is finally becoming a reality on the Far West Side of Manhattan. Developer Related Companies has filed plans for another gigantic office building, 50 Hudson Yards, at 415 10th Avenue.
The nonprofit Transitional Services for New York (TSINY) is set to break ground on Friday on a seven-story, 44-unit residential building at 88-39 163rd Street, in downtown Jamaica. Thirty-three of the units will be designated for patients of the organization’s mental health program and 11 will rent at below-market rates to individuals from Queens, DNAinfo reported. All of the units will be studios and should average 471 square feet apiece. The latest building permits indicate the new building will measure 28,210 square feet and rise 65 feet to its roof, not including bulkhead elements. Long Island City-based Amie Gross Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in spring 2018. A 5,266-square-foot, two-story house on the site was demolished in 2013.
Brooklyn-based property owner Haim Nortman has acquired, for $10.2 million, 27,500 square feet of air rights from a neighboring property for a mixed-use project planned at 362 West 125th Street, in Harlem. With the additional air rights, the site could accommodate up to 108,588 square feet of mixed-use development. The new building will include commercial space and residential units, Commercial Observer reported, although new building applications have not been filed at this time. The 12,475-square-foot site is occupied by a four-story LaGree Baptist Church. Demolition permits were filed in November. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.