Last December, Cogswell Realty filed exploratory plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory, spanning 148-154 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The brick buildings will be partially demolished down to the first floor, according to permits with the Department of Buildings. Bowery Boogie spotted additional filings that call for six floors to be built atop the single-story structure that would be left behind after demolition. There will be 45 residential units in total and retail space is expected to measure 10,219 square feet on the ground and cellar floors. The structure would be topped by a open roof terrace. GLUCK+ is the architect of record and likely designing the redevelopment.
Bronx-based Marricco Family Limited Partnership has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1857 Barnes Avenue, in Van Nest, located seven blocks from the Bronx Park East stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 8,270 square feet, although its residential space will measure 6,226 square feet. That means units will average 1,038 square feet apiece, which is relatively spacious and indicative of market-rate apartments. College Point-based Gino Longo is the architect of record. The site consists of a 55-foot-wide parcel, and demolition permits were filed in December to remove an existing two-story townhouse.
Property owner Ming Ching Cheung has filed an application for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 85-18 57th Road, in Elmhurst, located four blocks from the Woodhaven Boulevard stop on the M and R trains. The structure will measure 5,372 square feet in total and there will be 3,789 square feet of residential space. The units will average 1,263 square feet apiece, meaning the building will probably contain condominiums. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. An existing two-story brick rowhouse must first be demolished.
This past summer, news broke that the Covenant House was seeking to redevelop most of the block bound by Tenth and Dyker avenues and West 40th and 41st streets, in the Hudson Yards district, into a mixed-use development that would contain their new headquarters. Per Crain’s, the city’s Economic Development Corporation and the nonprofit jointly launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the project. The site could accommodate a roughly 780,000 square-foot project, but would have to include a new 150,000 square-foot facility for Covenant House. A second building could include roughly 700 residential units, retail space, and leasable community facility space. It’s proposed 40 percent of the units would rent at below-market rates, of which 75 to 100 units are to be set aside as supportive housing. Submissions are due March 11. The city must first take possession of vacant building at 450 West 41st Street.
Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.