In 2012, Rockrose Development acquired the commercial building at 528-534 West 39th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, effectively completing a full-block, 73,793-square-foot assemblage between Eleventh Avenue and Hudson Boulevard. The developer has now begun the Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that could grow the development potential of the site – also known as 476 Eleventh Avenue – from roughly 500,000 square feet as-of-right to 1.4-million square feet, The Real Deal reports. A mixed-use building with a total 528 residential units and roughly one million square feet of commercial space could be built if the site’s development potential is maxed out. Existing four- and two-story commercial buildings must first be demolished.
Flatiron District-based Rosin & Associates, headed by Max Rosin, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 230 Boerum Street, in East Williamsburg, located three blocks south of the Montrose Avenue stop on the L train. The new structure will measure 5,553 square feet in total and its residential units will average 648 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floors, although one of the fourth-floor units will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Alexander Stoltz’s Brooklyn-based SA-DA Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
In February of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-tower, 900-unit residential development at 33 Park Avenue, in eastern Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. A few months after our post, Fisher Development broke ground on the first tower of the project, which includes a 44-story, 448-unit building with retail space in its base. Now, photos by Tectonic reveal that the structure is roughly 35 stories above street level and rising. Curtain wall installation has also begun on the four-story base podium. The other tower will also eventually stand 44 stories but will contain 452 residential units. Retail space in both components will total roughly 15,000 square feet. The apartment towers are being designed by Perkins Eastman and completion of the first tower is expected in 2017.
Guan Yu Li, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 12-unit residential building at 128 Bay 43rd Street, in western Gravesend, located four blocks from the 25th Avenue stop on the D train. The development will measure a total 11,515 square feet and its residential units will average 926 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. There will be eight surface parking spaces and 10 bicycle storage spaces. Lower Manhattan-based Jung Wor Chin Architect is the architect of record. The 67-foot-wide corner lot is currently vacant.
In October of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 116-unit residential building at 3084 Webster Avenue, in Norwood, located six blocks from the Norwood – 205th Street stop on the D train. The Department of Buildings disapproved the applications last November and the developer, Stagg Group, has now filed applications for a slightly larger project with Midtown-based Marin Architects, a different architecture firm than before. The latest plans call for an 11-story, 118-unit mixed-use building which would encompass 133,845 square feet in total, roughly 20,000 square feet larger than the previous filing. There will be 4,325 square feet of retail space and 3,185 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The apartments above should average a family-sized 1,008 square feet apiece, and 20 percent of them will rent at below-market rates. A two-story warehouse in the back of the site assemblage must first be demolished.