It was back in December of 2014 that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved (on its second attempt) the residential conversion of the former New York Life Insurance Company Building, later a city office building, at 346 Broadway, in TriBeCa. However, in just the past two weeks, two rulings have come down that will impact the plan from developers Peebles Corporation and Elad Group, being marketed using the alternate address 108 Leonard Street.
A year ago, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Habitat for Humanity was planning an affordable co-op in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx. Now the project is one step closer to reality, because plans have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 839 Tilden Street, between Barnes and Bronxwood avenues.
One of the few remaining vacant lots in East Harlem is about to become an apartment building. New building applications were filed yesterday to erect a seven-story residential project at 221 East 105th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.
Another block in central Williamsburg is shedding its commercial past as a warehouse at 88-92 Withers Street is torn down. It is slated to be replaced by a 12-story residential building, developed by Caro Enterprises and JHG Holdings. The 12,500-square foot corner lot sits across from the small park at the Badame Sessa Memorial Square, sandwiched onto a small triangular block by the side of the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The cleared lot, situated within a residential-manufacturing M1-2/R6 zoning district, measures 125 feet along Withers Street to the north and 100 feet on Leonard Street to the east.
Back in April of 2015, renderings were revealed of the planned commercial conversion of the Golten Marine building, a three-story, 98,650-square-foot former industrial property at 160 Van Brunt Street, in northern Red Hook. Since then, construction has been largely completed on the project and Tesla Motors was announced as the anchor tenant, as reported by Curbed NY earlier this year. Tesla is leasing 40,000-square feet on the ground floor, which it will use for dealership showrooms, offices, and a service center. The Brooklyn Paper also recently reported Tesla will install a reconstructed illuminating “Red Hook” sign on the ground floor. The building opened in March and contains additional yet-to-be-leased office space on the upper levels. LIVWRK is the developer and acquired the property for $21.5 million in 2014. New Jersey-based John Saracco Architects is the architect of record.