The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing is proposing to demolish three city-owned parking garages at 151 West 108th, 143 West 108th, and 103 West 108th Street, and the five-story Valley Lodge 92-bed homeless shelter at 149 West 108th Street, on the Upper West Side. According to DNAinfo, the nonprofit is planning to build a new facility with a 110-bed homeless shelter and at least 280 residential units in two separate buildings. All of the apartments would be rented at below market-rates to a mix of seniors, singles, and families. The plans will be taken through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) so larger buildings can be built, possibly generating an additional 90 residential units in the process. The nonprofit will also build a public bathroom at the adjacent Anibal Aviles Playground. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2019.
In 2012, Rockrose Development acquired the commercial building at 528-534 West 39th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, effectively completing a full-block, 73,793-square-foot assemblage between Eleventh Avenue and Hudson Boulevard. The developer has now begun the Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that could grow the development potential of the site – also known as 476 Eleventh Avenue – from roughly 500,000 square feet as-of-right to 1.4-million square feet, The Real Deal reports. A mixed-use building with a total 528 residential units and roughly one million square feet of commercial space could be built if the site’s development potential is maxed out. Existing four- and two-story commercial buildings must first be demolished.
Flatiron District-based Rosin & Associates, headed by Max Rosin, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 230 Boerum Street, in East Williamsburg, located three blocks south of the Montrose Avenue stop on the L train. The new structure will measure 5,553 square feet in total and its residential units will average 648 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floors, although one of the fourth-floor units will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Alexander Stoltz’s Brooklyn-based SA-DA Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
In February of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-tower, 900-unit residential development at 33 Park Avenue, in eastern Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. A few months after our post, Fisher Development broke ground on the first tower of the project, which includes a 44-story, 448-unit building with retail space in its base. Now, photos by Tectonic reveal that the structure is roughly 35 stories above street level and rising. Curtain wall installation has also begun on the four-story base podium. The other tower will also eventually stand 44 stories but will contain 452 residential units. Retail space in both components will total roughly 15,000 square feet. The apartment towers are being designed by Perkins Eastman and completion of the first tower is expected in 2017.
Guan Yu Li, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 12-unit residential building at 128 Bay 43rd Street, in western Gravesend, located four blocks from the 25th Avenue stop on the D train. The development will measure a total 11,515 square feet and its residential units will average 926 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. There will be eight surface parking spaces and 10 bicycle storage spaces. Lower Manhattan-based Jung Wor Chin Architect is the architect of record. The 67-foot-wide corner lot is currently vacant.