Excavation work for the new condo building at 160 Leroy Street (a.k.a. 156 Leroy Street), in the West Village, began at least a month ago. But on Thursday, at a little after noon, a groundbreaking ceremony was held.
Property owner Chang Lin Xue has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings at 40-48 68th Street, in Woodside, located a block from the 69th Street stop on the 7 train. One building will measure 5,515 square feet, while the other will measure 5,749 square feet. In each, there will be full-floor units on the ground and second floors, followed by a single unit on the third and fourth floors. Across both buildings, the apartments should average a spacious 1,297 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Xiohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a three-story, multi-family house, and demolition permits were filed for it in February.
In August of 2015, renderings were revealed of the four-story, six-unit mixed-use building planned at 491 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, located four blocks from the Clinton-Washington Avs stop on the G train. The 7,089-square-foot project has since topped out at 58 feet above street level, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The ground and cellar levels will contain 1,228 square feet of retail space, followed by residential units, averaging 623 square feet apiece, on the floors above. The two rental apartments on the fourth floor will feature space in a set-back penthouse, and amenities include bike storage and a laundry. Yehuda Mor, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the developer, and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Morristown, N.J.-based Hampshire Real Estate Companies has acquired the 3.2-acre property at 33 Route 17 South, in East Rutherford, located just west of the Meadowlands. The site is currently occupied by the former Landmark, a 225,000-square-foot, three-room catering facility that closed its doors 2013, and a 55,000-square-foot industrial building. Hampshire Cos. plans to redevelop the property into a 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility, a retail store, and a gas station, according to NorthJersey.com. It’s not known if the existing structures are going to be demolished, although it’s possible that they could be converted to fit the new program.
Last summer, the Times reported that Extell had acquired the third and final piece of City Point, a sprawling mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. The developer rolled out initial renderings for their 59-story tower at 138 Willoughby Street in January, and now we have a better look at what will eventually be one of Brooklyn’s tallest towers.