Back in February of 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a five-story, 35,000-square-foot commercial building at 639 Eleventh Avenue, located on the corner of West 47th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports BNF Automotive Group has begun construction on the building, which will house Maserati’s new Manhattan flagship dealership. The structure will sport a rooftop terrace, high ceilings, and a glassy curtain wall. Foundation work is reportedly underway and completion is expected in February of 2017. BNF Automative Group signed a 49-year ground lease for the 5,042-square-foot property, which is owned by Samyon Ruvinsky. CAI Architecture is behind the design and Dome Architecture & Design Group is the architect of record.
Construction is finally wrapping up on a long-stalled four-story, mixed-use building at 19-80 Steinway Street (a.k.a. 19-73 38th Street), in the Ditmars-Steinway section of northern Astoria. DNAinfo reports all of the project’s 83 residential units will rent at below-market rates. The building is dubbed Steinway Estates and its apartments will come in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The ground-floor will contain 17,785 square feet of retail space, 2,400 square feet of medical office space, and a 219-car parking garage. Amenities include 12,000 square feet of storage space, a fitness center, and a laundry in the cellar, in addition to a rooftop terrace. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo Architect is the architect of record. Bronx-based Steve Zervoudis is listed as the property owner, and occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Construction is moving full steam ahead on Myrtle Avenue Plaza, a pedestrian plaza to be located on four blocks of Myrtle Avenue, between Hall Street and Emerson Place, in northern Clinton Hill. DNAinfo reports (h/t Curbed NY)…
In January, the 12-story, 87-unit residential building under development at 41-22 24th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City, was seven stories above street level. Now, The Court Square Blog reports the 85,582-square-foot project has topped out 120 feet above street level. Curtain wall installation has not begun yet, although the structure is currently completely veiled in scaffolding and work should begin soon. The rental apartments should average 761 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include a rooftop terrace, storage for 45 bikes, a 21-car parking garage, a fitness center, entertainment rooms, a laundry room, and tenant storage space. Lions Group is the developer and MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected by the end of this year.
This past January, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 57-unit residential development at 305 West 128th Street, in central Harlem, located on a block-through plot with West 129th Street at the other side. Now, Harlem+Bespoke has an image of an on-site rendering depicting the site’s southern 10-story component. On the 129th Street side, there will be an eight-story building, and together, the entire project will encompass 68,103 square feet. As reported earlier, the apartments should average 931 square feet apiece, which means rentals or condos may be in the works. Fane Organization is the developer and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is behind the design. The 10,000-square-foot site is currently vacant, though a construction timeline has not been disclosed.