In the beginning of January 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 41-key hotel at 88 Allen Street, on the Lower East Side, and now construction on the project is wrapping up. Bowery Boogie reports scaffolding has recently been removed from the structure, and it appears façade installation is nearing the finish line. The new building encompasses 20,200 square feet and hotel rooms should average 321 square feet apiece. There will also be an open rooftop bar on the seventh floor. Sun Sun Property Investment is the developer and AMA Architect is the architect of record. Opening can probably be expected in the next few months.
Chicago-based self-storage company LSC Development has filed applications for a four-story, 108,200-square-foot self-storage facility at 976 Cypress Avenue, in southern Ridgewood, located about two blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train. The planned structure will replace a single-story warehouse structure on the corner of Centre Street. The facility will have an accessory office space and will feature two loading berths. Long Island-based Frank Relf is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in January to remove the existing warehouse building.
Meadow Partners has filed applications to convert the former six-story, 65,000-square-foot factory at 109 South 5th Street, in western Williamsburg, into an office building. According to The Real Deal, there will be 60,700 square feet of commercial space. The interior of the structure will be gut-renovated and eventually marketed to small office tenants in the technology and media sectors. The old factory, called the Artisan and once used to manufacture garments, was picked up for $42 million last September. Robert Stephenson’s Great Neck-based MLDS Architects is the architect of record.
Mayer Pearl, doing business as Apta Valley LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 253 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from stops on either the J or M trains. The structure, which will measure 5,787 square feet in total, will rise on a vacant 25-foot-wide lot. There will be one unit on the ground floor, and two on each of the remaining floors. One unit on the fourth floor will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. The rental project is being designing by Michael Avramides Architects.
Back in November, Chinese developer Vanke acquired the 11-story, 44-unit condominium project at 275 Fourth Avenue (a.k.a 251 First Street), in Park Slope, located four blocks south of the Union Street stop on the R train. Now the building is taking shape, as seen in an update via Curbed NY. The 82,045-square-foot project will include 4,273 and 335 square feet of retail and medical space, respectively, on the ground floor. On the floors above, residential units will come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom residential units, averaging 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities will include a roof deck, an entertainment space, children’s playroom, and a gym. ODA New York is behind the design and completion is expected later this year.