New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a $7.6 million fund that will help animal shelters and humane societies across the state complete renovation, expansion, and construction projects. Known as the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund, the funding will support 21 shelters and societies, including two in New York City and four in Long Island.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 291 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Classon and Franklin Avenues, the lot is one block north of the Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. Marc Chemtob of Renaissance Realty Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Excavation is underway at 1491-1493 First Avenue, the site of an upcoming 24-story residential building on the border of Lenox Hill and Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Carmel Partners, which purchased the property for $73.5 million in early 2022 from local developer Robert Chou. Previous figures put the height and floor count at 209 feet tall and 24 stories, though a new rendering spotted on site shows a much taller revision. It was last reported that there will be 94 condominium units with an average scope of around 1,900 square feet, 7,120 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a cellar level. CP VII 78th Street Owner is the owner and Carmel Construction East is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the southwestern corner of First Avenue and East 78th Street.
Curtain wall installation is progressing on Waterside at Xchange, a 25-story residential building in Secaucus, New Jersey. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Fraternity Meadows, the structure is also known as Building G in the 60-acre Xchange at Secaucus Junction complex and will yield 403 residential units atop a four-story parking garage. Waterside at Xchange is the tallest component in the 1,538-unit transit-oriented master plan, and is located on a formerly undeveloped plot between the Hackensack River and Brianna Lane.
Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency has approved financial incentives for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ $1.8 billion campus expansion project in Tarrytown. With the expansion, Regeneron expects to create more than 2,700 new construction jobs, around 1,000 permanent positions, and an estimated $357 million in economic activity for Westchester County.