The affordable housing lottery is now open for HDFC Co-Ops, two recently renovated cooperative developments at 518 West 161st Street and 544 West 163rd Street in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The six-story structure with 24 units at 518 West 161st Street is designed by RKTB Architects and developed by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 544 West 163rd Street is a five-story building with 20 units, developed by Restoring Communities Housing Development Fund. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 18 units for residents at 110 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $67,693 to $155,100.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 135-41 38th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Located between Prince Street and Main Street, the interior lot is close to the Main Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Cindy Zhang under the Caifu Capital LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Curtain wall work is nearing completion on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City and number 17 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project is the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield 978,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.
Work is moving along at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, where a former industrial building is being restored and receiving a six-story addition with multiple wings. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the property will provide space for a life science facility called Innolabs. All sections of the expansion appear to now be topped out.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently granted Trinity Church necessary approvals to modify signage on the grounds of both the historic church and cemetery grounds at 75 Broadway. This includes digital displays, flagpole signage, and bronze placards.