YIMBY first brought you a look at plans for Kushner Companies’ 30 Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, back in March of 2014. Now, the city has approved plans for it to rise, though they will differ dramatically from what was previously posted, with Morris Adjmi Architects designing a soaring 72-story tower.
When YIMBY last checked in five months ago, foundation work for the apartment building at 27-17 42nd Road in Long Island City was only starting. Now, concrete is being poured for the tower’s fourth level as it climbs on the way to its eventual 258-foot height. Though it would have dominated the surroundings when it was first proposed in late 2000s, today the building would barely make a dent on the local skyline. However, its vertical, slightly curved bulk, squeezed tightly between its high-rise neighbors, is a positive example of proper density creation within the transit-rich neighborhood. Sitting just one block south of the Queensboro Plaza station, serviced by the N, Q, and 7 trains, the future tenants living within its 184 apartments would be situated just one stop away from Midtown Manhattan.
After crews broke ground in September of 2015, foundation work has since been completed and steel beams are now rising for the nine-story, 136-unit affordable-supportive housing project at 233 Landing Road, in the West Bronx’s University Heights section. YIMBY can bring you the construction update thanks to a photo posted to the Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project, dubbed Landing Road Residence, will encompass 131,355 square feet. It will contain 135 below-market-rate rental apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, plus one for the superintendent. The facility will also contain a 200-bed homeless shelter, with social services included, for adults who are employed. The affordable and supportive housing components will have separate entrances and amenities. The Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC), partnered with various city and state agencies, is developing the project. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
Property owner Jacob Lefkowitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 306 Stockholm Street, in western Bushwick. It will measure 5,761 square feet and its residential units should average 683.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, although the bottom two units will also span into the cellar and the top two units will feature outdoor space on the rooftop. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in June. The DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train is two blocks away.
The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.