Yesterday 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 668-foot-tall residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, conclusively won the long legal battle that allows for new construction without the fear of new retroactively enforced interpretations on those permits. The New York Court of Appeals denied an opposition group’s attempt to appeal a previous court’s ruling upholding the validity of 200 Amsterdam’s building permits. Earlier this year, a previous ruling from the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, ruled in favor of developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America by unanimously overturning the lower court’s ruling. The trial court ruling sought to apply a retroactive draft zoning interpretation which would reduce the height of the constructed 52-story building designed by Elkus Manfredi.
Construction is now underway at 1515 Surf Avenue, a forthcoming rental property on the waterfront edge of Coney Island, Brooklyn. Developed by LCOR, the building will top out at 16 stories with a mix of residential and retail components.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 2369 and 2377 Hoffman Street, an adjacent pair of four-story residential buildings in Belmont, The Bronx. Designed by Gerald Caliendo Architects, the structures each yield eight residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $72,000 to $167,570.
More exterior progress on Google’s 1.3 million-square-foot office at 550 Washington Street has been made in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties, the topped-out building is the central component of the “Googleplex” that will encompass a total of 1.7 million square feet across three separate structures with the other two sites being 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street. Turner Construction is responsible for constructing the 12-story steel-framed edifice that spans two full city blocks between West Street, West Houston Street, Washington Street, and the New York Department of Sanitation building.
This week SL Green Realty Corp and Douglas Elliman launched leasing at 7 Dey Street, a 34-story mixed-use building in Manhattan’s Financial District. In addition to 209 rentals, the building will also contain a mix of commercial retail and office suites with frontage along both Dey Street and Broadway.