Astoria usually sees residential or minimally mixed-use development, but today, YIMBY has news for a new hotel coming to the neighborhood, immediately adjacent to the 30th Avenue stop on the N and W lines. The new building will rise at 30-17 31st Street, on a lot that is currently vacant, with a design by T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects. There will be 5,544 square feet of community facility space on the first two floors, containing an ambulatory facility, as well as 13,529 square feet of commercial space, to be divided between a retail component on the ground floor, and 48 hotel rooms on levels three through nine. Antonio Mourtil of “Anton Developer of Forest Hills” is listed as the developer.
As New York City’s supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the first site in the outer boroughs that should yield a tower exceeding the 1,000-foot mark will be 9 DeKalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has reported extensively on the evolution of the project, beginning with the initial DOB applications back in June of 2014, and continuing through the full reveal at the LPC last April. Now, machinery is on-site, and excavation work appears to be getting underway for the 1,066-foot-tall tower.
Yesterday, YIMBY revealed a new condominium project coming to 17 Convent Avenue, on the corner of West 128th Street. Today, we have the first renderings for another condo building by the same developer just two blocks up, at 52 Convent Avenue, on the southwest corner of West 130th Street.
Most infill development on the Upper East Side is residential, but on the East River, several major sites for impending medical projects are now under construction. One of those is at 525 East 73rd Street, where Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care is now nearing the finish line, per the latest from Tectonic. The building stands 450 feet and 23 floors to its rooftop, comprising 750,000 square feet, and Perkins Eastman/Ennead are the architects. The site faced substantial opposition from NIMBYs during the approval process, but with cladding now rising, completion is likely within another year or so.
Another new development will soon rise in the blocks that mesh Greenpoint and Williamsburg into a cohesive urban whole, with building applications filed for 146 Bayard Street. Charles Mallea will be designing the six-story project, which will have a total residential floor area of 31,646 square feet, to be divided amongst 46 units. At an average size of under 700 square feet, rentals would appear very likely. Solomon Feder of Velocity Framers is listed as the developer, and the site is currently occupied by a one-story warehouse.