Back in May of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned eight-story, 36-unit mixed-use building at 24-12 42nd Road, located in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Excavation work began at the site last summer, and now construction work is underway on the ground floor, The Court Square Blog reports. The structure will encompass 49,050 square feet, of which 4,328 square feet will be designated for ground-floor retail space. The residential units above will be condominiums and should average 817 square feet apiece. Amenities include private storage space, bike storage, an outdoor recreational area on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. Ampiera Group is the developer, while Jon K. Yung’s Flushing-based MY Architect is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications to build a five-story, 67,405-square-foot school behind the existing five-story P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe branch, located at 279 East 196th Street, in Fordham. The expansion, with an address at 2760 Briggs Avenue, will host administrative offices, two cafeterias, and classrooms on the ground floor, followed by a gym, an exercise room, and a 280-person auditorium on the second floor, and finally classrooms on the third through fifth floors. An outdoor playground will be located on the fourth floor. Hell’s Kitchen-based Mitchell Giurgola Architects is the architect of record. An existing block-thru, single-story building must first be demolished.
BelovED Community Charter School has acquired, from the Jersey City Housing Authority, the vacant half-acre development site at 535 Grand Street, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, with plans to build a new four-story, 40,000-square-foot middle school. The facility will be able to accommodate 240 students in grades six through nine, according to The Jersey Journal. The building will feature a two-story cafeteria that can also be utilized as a 300-seat auditorium, a 1,250-square-foot, sound-proof music room, a gymnasium, 19 classrooms, two science rooms, two art rooms, a sub-dividable multi-purpose room, a library, and administrative offices. There will also be outdoor recreational space and a 31-car parking lot. The project is being designed by Urbahn Architects. Opening is expected in September of 2018.
In February, we reported that an automobile dealership building in Hell’s Kitchen was going to grow vertically, to add office space. Now, we can show you architect Rafael Viñoly’s design for 787 Eleventh Avenue.
Last summer, developer Exclusive Homes New York filed plans for a six-story residential building at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy. Now, we have the first look at the project.