In August of 2015, foundation work kicked off for the 27-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 27-21 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Now, the project is 16 stories above street level and rising, The Court Square Blog reports. It will eventually encompass 144,687 square feet, 5,850 square feet of which will be utilized as ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 883 square feet apiece, which means they could be either rental apartments or condominiums. Amenities include a 28-car garage in the cellar, bike storage space, a fitness center, a playroom, and an outdoor recreation area with an indoor lounge on the top floor. Silvercup Properties is the developer, while GF55 Partners is handling the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Back in December of 2015, YIMBY brought you a construction update on Toll Brothers City Living’s 12-story, 33-unit unit residential building at 100 Barrow Street, in the West Village. At the time, the project was five stories above street level, but it has since topped out, according to Curbed NY. The new 82,638-square-foot building will eventually host a mix of rental apartments and condominiums, some of which will be duplexes, while seven will rent at below-market rates. The units will come in two- to four-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a fitness center, a kid’s room, a laundry, a pet spa, a recreational lounge, and storage for 18 bikes. The residential portion will fund the Church of St. Luke in the Fields’ school expansion at 657 Greenwich Street. Barry Rice Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
It was in March of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 30-story, 317-key Courtyard Marriott under development at 133 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District. At the time, the project was 18 stories above street level. Since then, the structure has topped out and has received much of its façade elements, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The building’s windows are all in place and paneling is currently being installed on its southern face. In all, the building measures 151,282 square feet. There will be retail space on the ground floor, with the hotel taking up the rest of the building. A fitness center will be located in the cellar, followed by a restaurant on the sixth floor, and a rooftop bar and terrace on the 28th floor. Hidrock Properties is the developer, while Danny Forster Design Studio being responsible for the design, with Peter Poon Architect serving as the architect of record. Completion can be expected later this year.
In March, Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group acquired, for $51 million, the three-story retail building at 2251-2259 Broadway, on the corner of West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, with plans to build a condominium project. The developer have now filed applications for an 18-story, 32-unit mixed-use building, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 209-foot-tall project will measure 123,493 square feet, of which 11,587 square feet will be designated to retail space on the cellar, ground, and second floors. The condos should average a spacious 2,617 square feet apiece, and amenities include a 39-bike storage room, private residential storage space, multiple lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the architect of record.
Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy aspect of the building’s history.