A 21-story building has risen above ground level at 221 West 29th Street, on the northern fringe of Chelsea. The 210-foot-tall building, situated between Seventh and Eighth avenues, two blocks south of Penn Station, is slated to contain 95 rental units, 19 of which are scheduled to be affordable. The project is developed by CBSK Ironstate, the group consisting of SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate Development. The architecture firm Goldstein, Hill & West is responsible for the design that draws inspiration from its pre-war context. CM & Associates Construction Management, LLC, abbreviated as CMA, was contracted for pre-construction design consultation and construction management.
Property owner Zhong H. Hu, doing business as an anonymous Corona-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 108-10 50th Avenue, in Corona, located 10 blocks south of the 111th Street stop on the 7 train. The structure will measure 3,743 square feet and will rise on a 30-foot-wide, 1,500-square-foot lot. One unit will be hosted on the ground and second floors, while the second will span the third and fourth floors. The apartments should average 1,457.5 square feet apiece. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. An existing two-story house must first be demolished.
The Pratt Institute has filed applications for a 10-story, 124-room student dormitory at 135 Emerson Place, in Clinton Hill, located three blocks north of the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. It will measure 74,725 square feet, and dorm units should average a relatively spacious 459 square feet apiece. Student amenities will include laundry facilities and storage for 35 bikes, plus student lounges and an art studio. The building will also feature a retail store on the ground floor, but no commercial space is listed in the application. Carisima Koenig’s Midtown-based Cannon Design is the architect of record. Pratt acquired the vacant 34,700-square-foot property for $13 million back in 2012. The site could accommodate a building with 96,906 square feet of residential space, according to The Real Deal, which means 39,963 square feet of air rights will be left over if the latest plans are built.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the previously planned 32-story, 682-unit mixed-use project at 1800 Park Avenue, located between East 124th and 125th streets in East Harlem. Then last year, the project’s developer, the Continuum Company, decided to sell the site. Earlier this year, the Continuum defaulted on their loan on the property, and now the creditor, the Durst Organization, is in contract to acquire the site for nearly $100 million, The Real Deal reported. It wasn’t disclosed what Durst plans to do with the property. Continuum technically poured a part of the building’s foundation before the 421-a tax abatement expired, so the project remains eligible. Amended new building permits currently describe a 24-story, 670-unit project encompassing 694,000 square feet. Featured is 73,460 square feet of commercial space and 46,250 square feet of community facility space on the cellar through third floors. ODA New York is behind the project’s design.
Back in 2005, Thor Equities acquired, for $40 million, the 7.7-acre Revere Sugar Refinery site at 280 Richards Street, located south of Beard Street in Red Hook. The developer later demolished the refinery (the last photos of it can be found here), and has since been floating the idea of building a massive mixed-use project with residential units and commercial space. The developer is now moving forward with plans for a four-story, 623,000-square-foot commercial complex, Bloomberg reported. It will include 600,000 square feet of office space and will boast 100,000-square-foot floor plates. The project will also feature 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, presumably on the ground floor, along with a central courtyard, rooftop terraces, and a public waterfront esplanade. Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is designing. The site is located 12 blocks from the Smith-9th Streets stop on the F/G trains.