Related Companies is planning to build two new residential buildings, with a combined total of 53 units, along 20th Avenue on the northern edge of the Marine Terrace affordable residential complex, in the Ditmars section of northern Astoria. Marine Terrace is a 444-unit development comprised of seven three-story buildings, DNAinfo reported, which Related acquired for $121 million in June. It’s bound by 21st Street, Shore Boulevard, and 20th and 21st avenues. The 53 new residential units will spread across three- and four-story buildings. All of the units will be rented at below-market rates to veterans, although 20 percent will be specifically geared towards homeless veterans. The new buildings will replace two existing single-story parking garages. In addition, Related will renovate the rest of the 444-unit Marine Terrace complex. It will get an additional 5,400 square feet of community space, and amenities including a fitness center, a computer lab, a lounge, laundry facilities, and a nurse’s office. All but three apartments in Marine Terrace, which range from one- to three-bedrooms, receive Section 8 assistance. Grounbreaking for the new construction components is expected in 2017.
Harlem is no longer known for abandoned buildings and neglected blocks. Small developments are filling in the vacant lots that once pockmarked the neighborhood, and today we have a look at one coming to 3 West 128th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
For the second time in as many years, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a new design for the plaza at the base of one Upper East Side residential building.
Two years ago, developer Adam Gordon announced he had partnered with EMS Capital to convert an 11-story storage building at 305 East 61st Street on the Upper East Side into a high-end art storage facility. Those plans never materialized, and now the owners have filed plans for a more typical residential conversion.
Last week, Anbau Enterprises held a groundbreaking ceremony for their planned 13-story, 19-unit mixed-use project at 207 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side. Foundation work appears to have completed, which means the ceremony likely indicates the project will soon begin its ascent skyward. The latest building permits show that the project will encompass 71,568 square feet. There will be 5,194 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by 19 condominiums averaging a spacious 2,887 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, private residential storage space, laundry facilities, and storage for 10 bikes. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing the exterior and interior spaces. The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in October of 2014. The project required the LPC’s approval since it sits within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Completion is expected in 2017.