Pearl Realty Management has filed applications to convert the vacant eight-story warehouse at 60 West Street, in southern Greenpoint, into a 155-key hotel. The building will gain a ninth floor and commercial operations will encompass 84,419 square feet of the building, which includes ground-floor retail and a restaurant. FXFowle Architects is the applicant of record, and the building suffered from a fire in 2006.
In July, Adam America Real Estate and Slate Property Group were in contract to acquire the development assemblage at 8-16 Nevins Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now the team has closed on the purchase, according to Crain’s. The developers paid $47.75 million for the site, and Vanke, a Chinese developer, is partnering to build a 33-story, 150-unit residential building. The tower will total 180,000 square feet, and retail space is also likely planned. Construction is expected to begin early next year, although multiple low-rise buildings must first be demolished.
Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate, doing business in the United States as XIN Development, is in contract to purchase the development site at 615 10th Avenue, between West 44th and 45th Streets in Hell’s Kitchen. A gas station currently occupies the site, but the property has over 100,000 square feet of development potential. A condominium project is planned, and the site is expected to sell for nearly $60 million.
Over a year ago, Forest City Ratner placed their Downtown Brooklyn development site, at 625 Fulton Street, on the market, and now Rabsky Group has agreed to purchase the property for $158 million, according to Commercial Observer. The site contains 600,000 square feet of development rights, and a residential tower is most likely, although plans for the site remain undisclosed. Until last year, the site was home to a seven-story, 359,000 square-foot office building.
A year ago, Lalezarian Properties put a pair of four-story buildings on Charlton Street in Hudson Square on the market for $50 million. No one paid that hefty price, and now principal Kevin Lalezarian has decided to develop the site between Hudson and Greenwich Streets himself.