Yesterday was a busy day for building permits on the Upper West Side, where very little new construction happens thanks to a combination of landmarking and restrictive zoning. AvalonBay Communities filed plans for a 33-story tower at the site of the former American Bible Society Headquarters near Columbus Circle, and a small developer submitted applications for an eight-story condo building at 466 Columbus Avenue, between West 82nd and 83rd Streets.
Besides a few huge residential developments in St. George and Stapleton, most new construction on Staten Island consists of one- and two-family homes. But on Monday, YIMBY noticed an unusual filing for a five-story commercial project at 21 Sylvation Terrace, in a relatively forlorn and industrial piece of the North Shore.
Last week, sales for the second tower at The Grand at Sky View Parc launched with $85 million worth of contracts, according to Curbed. The project includes three residential towers totaling 750 condo units, and will be built atop a previously constructed retail podium and parking garage at 135-14 Roosevelt Avenue, in downtown Flushing. Construction is underway for the first two towers, with completion expected in late 2016. The first tower is already 95 percent sold. Onex Real Estate Partners is developing and the interiors are being designed by Peter Clewes’ architectsAlliance.
Back in August, excavation began for G&M Realty’s planned 48- and 41-story, 1.2-million square-foot mixed-use development at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, foundation work is underway at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. HTO-Architect is designing the project, which will include 1,116 residential units and 39,765 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected in the winter of 2017.
Developer Eli Hemway has purchased the three-parcel assemblage at 1215 Fulton and 10-16 Halsey Streets, in southwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, for $18.5 million. The development site boasts 160,000 square feet of development rights. It includes the two-story Slave Theater and a brick warehouse structure, according to The Real Deal, and plans for the site have not yet been disclosed.