Construction is complete on The Civilian, a 27-story hotel at 305 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, and the property is preparing to open to the public later this week. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by Bright Management with Rockwell Group as the interior designer, the 303-foot-tall tower spans 73,000 square feet, with 203 guest rooms spread across 59,000 square feet. Joy Construction served as the general contractor for The Civilian, which is located at the corner of West 48th Street and Eighth Avenue, a short walk from Times Square and the Theater District.
The Department of City Planning is now reviewing proposals to construct an eight-story mixed-use building at 146-93 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, Queens. Before the project can break ground, the agency must approve a zoning map and text amendments that would permit the construction of a mixed-use residential property, which would exceed currently allowable density and use-type. The project will also be subject to an 18-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) to elicit feedback from local community groups and residents.
Excavation is progressing at 15 Beekman Street, the site of a 27-story academic center and dormitory for Pace University in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha of Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 213,084 square feet with classrooms, dorms, a dining facility, a library, and a learning center. The building will be built with a cellar, sub-cellar, and a 20-foot-long rear yard. New Line Structures & Development LLC is the general contractor for the Lower Manhattan project, which is alternatively addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street and located at the corner of Beekman and Nassau Streets.
Construction is progressing on The Collection, an eight-story residential building at 401 West Street in Manhattan’s West Village. Designed by Thomas Juul Hansen and Hill West Architects and developed by Wainbridge Capital, the ten-unit project is being built by Vector Building Corporation on a relatively narrow plot between West 10th and Charles Streets along the Hudson River waterfront. Christopher Street Pier lies directly to the west.
Tishman Speyer has purchased the vast majority of Edgemere Commons, a forthcoming affordable housing complex in Edgemere, Queens. The development site is located on the former Peninsula Hospital complex in the Rockaways, which comprises 9.34 acres.