In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
Bayonne, N.J.-based Chafia Capital Partners has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 11-17 47th Road, in the Hunters Point Section of Long Island City. The structure will measure 7,022 square feet, and its residential units should average 713 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, except for the fourth floor, which will host a single unit. That unit will also feature private rooftop space. Charles Diehl’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Permits were filed back in 2011 to demolish the existing 25-foot-wide, two-story townhouse.
TCX Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 177-18 Wexford Terrace, in Jamaica Estates, located two blocks from the Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train. The structure will encompass 17,603 square feet, of which 1,507 square feet will be designated for medical office space on the ground floor. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, should average 730 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The project will be topped by a rooftop recreational space. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 to raze the 30-foot-wide site’s two-story brick house. The project will rise directly next to another 20-unit residential building being developed by TCX Development at 177-16 Wexford Terrace.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed plans to build a four-story, 46,459-square-foot expansion on the grounds of P.S. 41 (a.k.a. Senator John D. Calandra School), at 3041 Bruckner Boulevard, in the East Bronx’s Schuylerville neighborhood. The 61-foot-tall expansion will be located at 3047 Bruckner Boulevard, which is north of the existing school. It will feature a cafeteria and administrative offices on the ground floor, and classrooms, storage space, and additional offices on the upper floors. George George’s Chelsea-based Kliment Halsband Architects is the architect of record. The current school grounds consist of the actual building, playgrounds, and a wooded park area.
Brooklyn North Capital has filed applications for a 14-story, 198-key hotel at 38-15 9th Street, in the Ravenswood section of Long Island City, located six blocks from the 21st Street-Queensbridge stop on the F train. The new 82,586-square-foot building would rise on a 124-foot-wide, 12,483-square-foot assemblage located mid-block. Red Lion Hotels Corporation will operate the hotel, according to The Real Deal. The hotel rooms will be located between the second and 13th floors, with amenities hosted on the remaining levels. Specifically, the cellar will contain a fitness center, banquet rooms, and accessory office and storage space; the ground floor will host a coffee shop, a restaurant/bar with outdoor seating, and storage for six bikes; finally, there will be another outdoor bar on the 14th floor. Completion of the building is expected in 2019. Five two-story brick apartment buildings – spanning 38-15 – 38-23 9th Street – must first be demolished.