Back in September of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of one of the duplex penthouses at the two-building, 35-unit residential complex at 505 West 19th Street, in West Chelsea. The 10-story structures are now just about complete, as seen in photos in a Curbed NY report. The structures are conjoined by a single-story connector that spans below the elevated High Line. The eastern building hosts 25 condominiums and two penthouses, while the other building contains eight full-floor condos and a penthouse. The units will come in one- to five-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a fitness center, a street-level parking garage, and bike storage space. HFZ Capital Group is the developer, Thomas Juul-Hansen is the design architect, and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Occupancy is currently underway.
Neighborhoods like Midwood and Sheepshead Bay are a largely untapped market for commercial development. But developers are starting to realize that there’s growing demand for new office space in heavily trafficked shopping corridors near the subway, even in southern Brooklyn. One property owner near the northern border of Sheepshead Bay took the plunge in 2014 and decided to demolish a few two-story commercial buildings at 1601 Kings Highway.
A WPA-era park in the Bronx is getting a bit of an update. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new entrance and pathway at the Crotona Play Center, located on the grounds of Crotona Park with the address 1700 Fulton Avenue.
It’s been a year since YIMBY revealed plans to develop two affordable rental buildings next to Thessalonia Baptist Church in Morrisania, in the South Bronx. Now, new building applications have been filed for the first piece of the project at 960 Prospect Avenue.
Back in September of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for an eight-story, 67-unit apartment-hotel at 138-142 Bowery, in Little Italy. Now, Bowery Boogie has revealed renderings of the project and has reported that demolition of the site’s existing two- and three-story structures has been completed. The new building will encompass 53,088 square feet, and will host 46 hotel rooms and 21 residential units. There will be commercial-retail space on the cellar, ground, and mezzanine levels, so it’s difficult to estimate the size of the hotel rooms. The apartments will span the sixth through eights floors and should average a rental-sized 658 square feet apiece. Emmut Properties is the developer and New Jersey-based Schneider Associates is serving as the applicant of record. Completion is expected in 2017. The developer closed on the development assemblage last October for $47 million.