Heritage Equities is trying to secure city approval for Williamsburg’s first new office building in decades, and now developers hope to build offices in another one of Brooklyn’s hot industrial zones – Gowanus. Plans were filed yesterday for a four-story office building at 84 14th Street, only a block and a half from the Gowanus Canal and the elevated Gowanus Expressway.
It was in July of 2014 that YIMBY brought you word of plans for the site of an office building at 199 Jay Street, at the corner of the small section of Nassau Street before the Manhattan Bridge ramps, in Downtown Brooklyn. A month later, we showed you a rendering of the project. Since then the existing building was demolished. Other than that, however, the project has barely pierced the ground, as seen in photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic, and it has a long way to go before it achieves its 33-story design.
In the summer of 2015, detail emerged of the planned 34-story, 80-unit condominium building planned at 611 West 56th Street (a.k.a. 823 Eleventh Avenue), in Hell’s Kitchen. Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza is designing the tower, and Wallpaper has the first glimpse of what it will look like. The building will measure over 172,000 square feet and stand 420 feet above street level. Its residential units will come in a variety of configurations, from one-bedrooms to penthouses, and amenities include a landscaped roof garden, a sun deck, swimming pool, spa and fitness center, and entertainment space, among other facilities. Sumaida + Khurana and LENY are the developers, Gabellini Sheppard is designing the interiors, and SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Construction starts this summer, with completion anticipated in 2019. A six-story commercial building must first be demolished.
L+M Development Partners is moving forward with an unknown development at 23-32 Park Row, in the Financial District. Last week, YIMBY forumers posted that demolition permits have been approved to take down the four-story building at 23-27 Park Row, the five-story property at 29 Park Row, and the five-story structure at 31-32 Park Row. All the buildings were formerly used as commercial-retail space and demolition can commence as soon as the structures are prepped. The property assemblage consists of a 17,855 square-foot plot with just under 150 feet of street front on Park Row. The site can accommodate 267,825 square feet in development potential as-of-right, according to our calculations, and it could sprout an office or hotel building with retail space, or a mixed-use project with residential units.
Mike Humphrey, doing business as a White Plains-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 69,990 square-foot storage facility at 134-31 Merrick Boulevard, in St. Albans, located on the southeastern end of Queens. The commercial building will probably be self-storage and includes accessory office space and six loading berths. The prolific industrial architect Butz Wilber, based in Virginia, is the applicant of record. The site is currently home to an automobile business that recycles wrecked cars, and multiple warehouse structures must first be demolished.