Construction is now at street level on the 19-story, 72-unit mixed-use building under development at 2230 Broadway, located on the corner of West 80th Street on the Upper West Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate a 123,456-square-foot, 206-foot-tall tower is in the works. It will have 22,231 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground floor and two cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through 18th floors. The units should average 1,609 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Friedland Properties is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is behind the architecture. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2018.
Brooklyn-based property owner Shun Wu has filed applications for a three-story, 18,427-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 2311 West 7th Street, in southern Gravesend. The ground floor will host 3,338 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by 5,228 square feet of medical offices across the second and third floors. A 29-car parking garage will be located on two underground levels. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 73-foot-wide, 4,410-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The 86th Street stop on the N train and the Avenue X stop on the F train are both two blocks away.
About two years ago, an old Yeshiva University lecture hall in Murray Hill, on the East Side of Manhattan, bit the dust. Now, completion of its replacement is not far off.
In formerly industrial Long Island City, most new developments start with a blank state. Some projects, such as the Dutch LIC, Factory House, and 42-14 Crescent Street pay homage to the district’s past via design cues. Other developments, such as 29-37 41st Avenue, 23-10 Queens Plaza South and 43-22 Queens Street, incorporate new towers alongside existing pre-war structures. The project at 24-16 Queens Plaza South takes preservation in a slightly different direction. There, Greystone Development reimagines the façade of the five-story, pre-war commercial building as the base for a new residential tower. The 22-story building at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge will be designed by the Midtown-based firm Woods Bagot. The ground level will be anchored by a 3,863-square-foot retail space, with 117 residential units to be stacked above. The existing property sat unused for some time, and construction scaffolds rose around its perimeter earlier this month.
Excavation is complete and foundation work is now underway on a 16-story, 11-unit mixed-use building, technically listed as an expansion of the Park Avenue Christian Church’s five-story rectory. The address is 1010 Park Avenue, between East 84th and 85th streets on the Upper East Side. A photo of the site was posted to Twitter by the church’s neighbor, Regis High School. The project will measure 59,398 square feet and will incorporate some elements of the original rectory’s façade into its facade. The ground floor and two sub-cellar levels will be used by the church, and condominium units, averaging an opulent 5,043 square feet apiece, will take up the floors above. Extell Development Company is the developer and Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. A construction timeline is not currently known. Since the site sits within the Park Avenue Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had to approve the project, which happened in January of 2015.