In July of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the seven-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under development at 411 Ninth Avenue, located on the corner of West 33rd Street in Midtown West. Now, the project is under construction and currently four stories above street level, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. Dubbed Skylight House, the structure will encompass 21,246 square feet. It will feature 1,395 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by two residential units per floor beginning on the second. The units will be rental apartments and should average 920 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage space for 11 bikes and an outdoor terrace on the roof. Property owner James Papaionnou is the developer, while H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown-based HTO Architect is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.
Property owner Han Zhang Kang has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 61-29 163rd Street, in Kew Gardens Hills, located in central Queens between the downtowns of Flushing and Jamaica. The structure will…
Property owner Basil Kaludes has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 32-82 37th Street, in southern Astoria, located three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M/R trains. The structure will measure 3,124 square feet, which means its full-floor residential units should average 781 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amalia Bournias’ Woodside-based Topos Designs Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot was previously occupied by a two-story house. That was demolished in 2013. At the time, a different developer planned to build a slightly smaller residential project, one with three units. Of course, those plans never came to fruition.
Back in October of 2014, construction was underway to convert the single-story Roosevelt Savings Bank building at 1024 Gates Avenue, in far-northern Ocean Hill, into a six-story, 50-unit residential building. Four floors were added to the interior of the existing bank building, at which point the structure received a single-story vertical expansion (its sixth floor). Now, construction has entirely wrapped up. Dubbed the Brooklyn-Roosevelt, leasing is underway for some of its studios and one-bedrooms, Curbed NY reported. The units, averaging 699 square feet apiece, are rental apartments, and amenities include a café, a fitness center, laundry facilities, bike storage, a lounge/club, a yoga room, a 12-seat movie theater, and on-site parking. Kai Management is the developer, while Queens-based NuAn Design Corporation is behind the architecture. Occupancy is expected in June and July, although some of the amenities won’t be ready until the fall.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) have launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 400-unit-plus, mixed-use development on the block bound by Park and Madison avenues and East 111th and 112th streets, in East Harlem. The request mandates the development to be entirely below market-rate and to have at least 400 rental apartments. In addition, all proposals must be of Passive House standards, according to Politico New York. The project will also include commercial and community facility components, and likely a public park space. The 76,500-square-foot development site currently consists of East Harlem Little League’s baseball field and four community gardens. It takes up the entire block, with the exception of the vacant lot at 91 East 111th Street and the four-story building at 1679 Madison Avenue. The baseball field and two of the community gardens will be relocated within the neighborhood. Since the project will be built on city-owned land, the selected proposal would have to be approved through the city’s ULURP process.