305 West 128th Street

First Look At 10-Story, 57-Unit Residential Development At 305 West 128th Street, Harlem

This past January, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 57-unit residential development at 305 West 128th Street, in central Harlem, located on a block-through plot with West 129th Street at the other side. Now, Harlem+Bespoke has an image of an on-site rendering depicting the site’s southern 10-story component. On the 129th Street side, there will be an eight-story building, and together, the entire project will encompass 68,103 square feet. As reported earlier, the apartments should average 931 square feet apiece, which means rentals or condos may be in the works. Fane Organization is the developer and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is behind the design. The 10,000-square-foot site is currently vacant, though a construction timeline has not been disclosed.


8 West 70th Street

Excavation Imminent For Nine-Story, Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 8 West 70th Street, Upper West Side

Back in April of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a nine-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 8 West 70th Street, on the Upper West Side. In December of that same year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved the demolition of the site’s former four-story structure, as the site is located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Congregation Shearith Israel is now set to begin excavation imminently on the 55,027-square-foot project, the Wall Street Journal reports. The below-grade levels through the fourth floor will contain 20,013 square feet space for the religious institution, featuring classrooms, offices, a banquet hall, a library, and connections to the existing synagogue. The remainder of the building will contain full-floor condominium units. PBDW Architects is behind the design. The Board of Standards and Appeals granted a height variance for the project in 2008.


450 Broad Street

Developer Plans 1,000-Unit-Plus Mixed-Use Project At 450 Broad Street, Newark

New York-based Lotus Equity Group has acquired the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium at 450 Broad Street, in Downtown Newark, for $23.5 million, NJ Advance Media reports. The 6,014-seat stadium (and presumably the four-story parking garage to the south), located two blocks from the New Jersey Transit’s Newark Broad Street station, is expected to be demolished to make way for a mixed-use tower. The development could accommodate between 1,000 and 1,500 residential units and will contain commercial spaces. The commercial uses haven’t been finalized yet, but plans include a possible hotel and retail space. A construction timeline has not been disclosed. The baseball stadium was construction only 17 years ago.