Construction is just getting underway on 685 First Avenue in Midtown East, where a 460-foot-tall residential building will eventually fill a block-long hole in the ground between 39th and 40th streets. Now, we have new renderings for the tower, which is being designed by renowned Modernist architect Richard Meier.
The landmarked, Neo-Renaissance office building at 140 West 57th Street is about to become condos, bringing even more pricey apartments to Billionaires’ Row.
United American Land is currently converting the top five floors of the Offerman House, an eight-story commercial building and individual landmark at 248 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn, into 121 residential units. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, the New York Times reported. The lower floors of the property are currently leased to retailers, including Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. GreenbergFarrow is designing the conversion. Occupancy is expected in the spring of 2017.
A South Ozone Park-based property owner has filed applications for five three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 4820-4828 Barnes Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Wakefield section, located on the city border with Mount Vernon. The buildings will measure 3,760 square feet each. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 940 square feet apiece. Olabanji B. Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 121-foot-wide, 11,192-square-foot property is occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August.
An anonymous Floral Park, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 147-07 88th Avenue, in downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 13,578 square feet. It will feature a 484-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 1,309 square feet apiece, which suggests condominiums are likely in the works. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. A two-story building must first be demolished. Permits were filed to do so in August.