In June of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the winning proposal that would bring two mixed-use towers to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located in southern Brooklyn Heights. The project consists of a 29-story, 192-unit market-rate condominium building with 3,870 square feet of retail and a shorter, 14-story counterpart with 117 affordable and 30 market-rate rental apartments, a preschool, 930 square feet of retail, and a 1,500 square-foot community facility. Curbed NY now reports the project is on hold following relentless community opposition. The Empire State Development Corporation is not approving the project until the city can come to an agreement with the community on it. The city selected RAL Development and Oliver Realty to develop the two vacant sites, with ODA New York as the design architect. Construction was scheduled to begin this spring.
In November, the 28-story, mixed-use building under development at 215 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side, was at the 16th floor, and now Bowery Boogie reports the tower has topped out. The 245,264-square-foot structure stands 314 feet above the street level and will include hotel and residential portions. The building’s lower portion will sport a 370-key Public Hotel, with retail and restaurant space located on the ground floor. The upper portion will feature 11 condominium units, each averaging a spacious 3,035 square feet. Ian Schrager and Witkoff are the developers with Herzog & de Meuron as the design architect and Handel Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.
Property owner Mark Berishaj, based in Yonkers, N.Y., has filed applications for a three-story, eight-unit residential building at 839 East 226th Street, in southern area of the North Bronx neighborhood of Wakefield, located two blocks from the 225th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The new building will encompass 8,710 square feet and its residential units will average 817 square feet apiece, which means market-rate rentals are probably in the works. There will be two apartments on the ground floor and three units each on the two upper floors. Seven automobile parking spaces are planned, probably at a surface lot behind the building. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planning is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed last December to knock down the site’s existing two-story house.
Midtown-based Bridgewater Capital has acquired the vacant 38.8-acre swath of land at 1 Nassau Place, on Staten Island’s South Shore neighborhood of Tottenville, for $30 million. According to The Real Deal, the developer plans to rezone the property, likely through the Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), to build a multi-building residential complex with roughly 220,000 square feet of big-box retail space. Under current zoning, the property could accommodate 3.5 million square feet of industrial or commercial space (in the form of office and retail). Bridgewater hopes to have a partner in the residential component, which would include senior units, and is currently negotiating with New Hyde Park-based Kimco Realty to partner in the retail portion. The site is located directly north of the Nassau station on the Staten Island Railway.
Property owner Wai Li has filed applications for a four-story, 7,810-square-foot commercial building at 131-34 41st Avenue, in Downtown Flushing, located six blocks from the Main Street stop on the 7 train. The new building will boast 7,360 square feet of commercial space and will have warehouse space on the ground floor, office space on the second and third floors, and a “caretaker apartment” on the fourth floor. Flushing-based John C. Chen Architect PLLC. is the architect of record. The project would rise on a 45-foot-wide lot which is currently occupied by a two-story auto shop business. Demolition permits have not been filed yet to knock it down.