Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first major housing victory came when the City Council successfully rezoned East New York in Brooklyn. Now, his administration is going to try and push another contentious rezoning through the public approval process, in order to redevelop the auto shop-filled Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.
Construction is now underway on the ground floor of 15 Hudson Yards, the 70-story, 391-unit residential tower at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 30th Street, in the Hudson Yards District. The latest photos are courtesy of Tectonic, who posted them to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower will eventually encompass 980,274 square feet and stand 912 feet above street level, not quite the supertall mark of 984 feet. It will contain 285 market-rate condominium units ranging from 843-square-foot one-bedrooms to nearly 5,200-square-foot penthouses. There will be an additional 106 residential units (probably rentals) designated as affordable. Related Companies and Oxford are the developers. Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group are the design architects, while Ismael Leyva Architects is the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2018. The steel structure seen behind 15 Hudson Yards is The Shed, formerly known as the Culture Shed.
Foundation work is well underway, now that concrete has been poured, for the planned 49-story, 483-unit mixed-use tower under development at 118 Fulton Street, in the Financial District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new building will eventually encompass 510,928 square feet and stand 574 feet above street level, as YIMBY reported back in July, when an updated rendering was revealed. There will be 5,366 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground and second floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 975 square feet apiece, and will be accompanied by a slew of amenities. Carmel Partners is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected in 2018.
The Lee Properties Group has filed applications for an eight-story, seven-unit residential building at 298 East 2nd Street, in the Alphabet City section of the East Village. It will measure 14,832 square feet and its residential units should average 1,967 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be a duplex apartment across the ground and second floors, followed by full-floor apartments on the third through eighth floors. Storage space for four bikes will be located on the ground floor. Hudson Square-based Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,649-square-foot property traded for $7.03 million in October of 2015, after being placed on the market for $8.5 million in 2014. A single-story warehouse must first be demolished. Permits were filed to raze the structure in April.
Since it was entirely below-grade back in January, construction is now up to the seventh floor on the 33-story, 270-unit mixed-use building planned at 120 Nassau Street (a.k.a. 199 Jay Street), in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest photo is courtesy of Tectonic, who posted it to the Forums. The latest building permits indicate a 313,093-square-foot, 425-foot-tall structure is in the works. It will include retail space on the ground floor, office space on parts of the second through eighth floors, and residential units across the rest of the second through eighth floors, as well as the 10th through 32nd floors. The units should average 854 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. A slew of amenities will accommodate the apartments. The Clarett Group is the developer and Woods Bagot is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017 or 2018.