Over the summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 28-story, 296-unit residential building with retail space at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, in Long Island City’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Renderings surfaced last week of the ShoP-designed project, which will actually include two additional new buildings, taking the form of smaller 14- and eight-story structures. Also, the existing and dilapidated four-story Paragon factory will be redeveloped rather than razed. A zoning variance must first be obtained, and besides the Paragon factory, other warehouses will need to be demolished. Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global are developing.
Community Access has filed applications for a 14-story, 126-unit apartment building at 111 East 172nd Street, in Mount Eden, located a few blocks north of the 170th Street stops on the B, D, and 4 trains. The structure will measure 107,272 square feet in total, which means apartments will average 851 square feet apiece. Units will be rented at below-market rates, with some being designated for mental health and additions patients. Brooklyn-based Peter Woll is the architect of record. The block-thru site consists of a single-story building and a three-story townhouse, which first have to be demolished.
Queens-based MCM Development has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 1130 Decatur Street, in southern Bushwick, three blocks from the Chauncey Street stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 3,325 square feet in total. One unit will occupy the first floor while the other unit will take the second and third floors, in addition to the fourth-floor penthouse. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the applicant of record, and the lot is currently vacant.
The Bauhouse Group’s planned 900-foot-tall residential development near the East Side’s Sutton Place has been in the works for months and now tangible progress is about to happen. The developer has obtained demolition permits for the assemblage at 428-432 East 58th Street, it announced Monday. 426 East 58th Street will remain, though air rights were purchased from it. In addition to the demolition permit announcement, a new rendering of the tower has been made public, and can be seen above. The tower, which evokes both the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue and the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 56 Leonard Street, has been designed by London-based architect Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.
Prospect Place between New York and Brooklyn Avenues is set to receive a new apartment building, but not before at least one more meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. At its session last Tuesday, the LPC did not approve the proposed four-story plus penthouse structure at 906 Prospect Place. That’s in the Crown Heights North Historic District II. At issue were certain details and articulation along with the height of rooftop mechanical elements.