Haibin Chen, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 50-26 101st Street, in Corona, just around the block from the Rego Park-bound Q38 bus stop. The building will total 4,723 square feet, which means units will average 945 square feet apiece. Yuk Lam’s Fresh Meadows-based Lam Engineer is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house will have to be demolished.
A top-down renovation is nearly complete at the four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 95 Avenue B, in the East Village. According to EV Grieve, a newly constructed retail unit is now available on the ground floor. The Schedule A notes two residential units occupy the upper floors of the building, and those have also been gut-renovated. Clinton Hill-based PH Architecture + Sustainable is the architect of record, and scaffolding has recently been removed, indicating opening is likely imminent.
In September of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the Naftali Group’s 18-story, 25-unit building planned at 210 West 77th Street, on the Upper West Side, and this past summer, we brought you a sales update. Now, the structure is roughly two floors from topping out, courtesy of the latest from Tectonic. Thomas Juul-Hansen is designing the project, which will also include an approximately 2,500 square-foot retail component, and completion is currently expected by the end of 2016.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that HFZ Capital is planning to convert the 19- and 13-story buildings at 88 and 90 Lexington Avenue, in NoMad, into condominiums. Now, construction appears to be well underway at both properties, per Tectonic. Both buildings, formerly rental apartments, are being combined to share a lobby and amenity space. The shorter building has also receive a totally new façade, which appears to be mostly complete. Workshop/ADP is designing, and completion is slated for 2016.
Earlier this September, YIMBY broke news that Extell’s 99-story Nordstrom Tower lost its spire and will rise 1,550 feet to the parapet, and today, the building is on the rise at 217 West 57th Street, per Curbed. Since YIMBY’s last construction update in July, significant progress has been made. The tower’s concrete core is currently above street level, and the rest of the building is slowly rising out of the pit. Nordstrom will occupy a significant chunk of the building’s base, and the 1.3-million square-foot tower is expected to be finished by 2019.