Back in May of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a 19-story, 30-unit residential building at 301 East 61st Street, located on the corner of Second Avenue, at the bottom of the Upper East Side. Since then, the project has risen silently and construction on the exterior is largely wrapping up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The structure measures 58,957 square feet in total and includes 1,035 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units will be condominiums, many of them duplexes, and should average 1,456 square feet apiece. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include bike storage on the ground floor, a recreational room on the 13th floor, and a rooftop terrace. Real Estate Inverted Development is the developer and Garrett Goulay Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.
In February of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings for the planned seven-story, 11-unit residential building at 204 Forsyth Street, on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie now reports the 24,960-square-foot project has topped out. The structure’s residential units will be condominiums and should average a spacious 1,779 square feet apiece. The units will come in two- and three-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a parking garage on the ground floor and bicycle storage and recreational space in the cellar. Charlie Saulson is the developer and Z Architecture is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.
William Macklowe Company is getting ready to start construction and launch sales for its 23-story condo tower at the corner of University Place and East 12th Street in the Village. YIMBY has the first renderings of the project, which will be known as 21 East 12th Street, courtesy of PR reps and a new teaser site.
The industrial area along the South Bronx waterfront is about to sprout several high-rise residential towers, but development a couple blocks inland may bring another sign of impending gentrification: new artist studios. Plans were filed last week for a three-story commercial building at 740 East 137th Street in Port Morris.
As we’ve told you in the past, the Landmarks Preservation Commission deals with projects both extremely big and very small. Such was the case last Tuesday, when it approved the expansion of a single-family home at 4520 Waldo Avenue in the Bronx’s Fieldston Historic District.