In early 2015, YIMBY reported on the first filings for a new development at 223 Manhattan Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Those filings were updated under the site’s new owner in August of 2016, and now, we have the reveal for the building, which is being designed by Joshua Felix of BEAM Group.
Back in 2015, YIMBY reported that the Stagg Group had filed new building applications for 2051 Ryer Avenue, in the West Bronx. Since then, the site went onto the market asking $1.45 million, and has evidently traded hands to Hercules Argyriou, of Ryer Avenue MM LLC/Mega Contracting Inc., which has filed new applications for a structure that is about 50% larger than the original. The building will rise 12 floors (as opposed to 13 previously), and total 66,615 square feet of residential space, to be divided between 86 apartments. That translates into an average unit of about 770 square feet, indicative of rentals. SLCE Architects is designing, and demolition permits for the site’s former occupant were filed in June of 2015.
The revitalization of Crown Heights continues apace, and now new building applications have been filed for a site spanning 998-1000 Union Street, one block south of the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. The development will rise seven floors and total 23,569 square feet, to be split between 20 apartments. With a generous average size of almost 1,200 square feet, that likely portends condominiums. Fariba Makooi of Fariba Makooi Architects PLLC is listed as the site’s architect, although the contact information points to Karl Fischer, and the project is being developed by Gal Nagar of HML Developments. Demolition permits for the existing structure were filed in July.
The site of the old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street has seen several prospective designs covered by YIMBY over the years, including a pair of connected skyscrapers that generated a substantial amount of buzz. Now, permits have finally been filed with the Department of Buildings for the site’s residential tower, which will rise 57 floors and 723 feet to its rooftop.
YIMBY recently revealed the latest images for 125 Greenwich Street, which has continued to see minor modifications to its design. Though the tower’s foundation work has been completed for about two years, the site has sat fallow while searching for financing. The refreshed renderings came with recent news that the project secured a $450 million construction loan, and now, with financing secured and the plans for the building finalized, rebar is finally rising.