Earlier this week, news broke that Savanna and Hong Kong-based Atom Assets were planning a 26-story, 90,000 square-foot office building at 106 West 56th Street, in Midtown, and now Real Estate Weekly has a rendering of the project. As reported earlier, the new building will feature boutique office space geared towards smaller business tenants. The Perkins Eastman-designed project will feature multiple terraced setbacks and floor plates of varying sizes, ranging from 5,000 square feet on the lower levels to 2,000 square feet towards the top. The developers received an acquisition loan from United Overseas Bank to purchase the existing nine-story office building. Demolition will begin in early 2017 and completion is expected in 2019.
Effie Dilmanian, doing business as a Floral Park-based LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 22-unit residential building at 127 West 112th Street, in Harlem, located two blocks north of Central Park. The new structure will encompass 28,676 square feet and would fill a vacant 60-foot-wide lot. Residential space will span 20,675 square feet in the project, which means units will average a relatively spacious 940 square feet apiece. The apartments could be either rentals or condominium. Karl Fischer is the architect of record. Future residents would be within four blocks of subway stops on the 2, 3, B, and C trains.
Developer Astral Weeks is planning to build a four-story, 15,143 square-foot multi-use commercial building at 430 Johnson Avenue, in East Williamsburg, located three blocks from the Morgan Avenue stop on the L train. According to Brownstoner, the new building will feature 2,822 square feet in the cellar for retail or a restaurant, ground-floor parking that can be turned into an event space, and office space on floors two through four. VAMOS Architects is behind the design. New buildings applications have not been filed with the Department of Buildings, but the 50-foot-wide lot is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the beginning of 2017.
Guo H Hu, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit mixed-use building at 45-08 Junction Boulevard, in Corona, located six blocks south of the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. The new structure will measure just 3,987 square feet in total and will include a small 449 square-foot doctor’s office on the ground floor. The residential units, three of which will have full-floor layouts, will average 750 square feet apiece. Flushing-based An Shen Ma is the architect of record. The site’s existing two-and-a-half-story wood-framed building must first be demolished.
The city is expecting to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) this March to redevelop the long-vacant Allen Street pedestrian mall (public bathroom), located at Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, into a food concession facility. The Low-Down reports the city’s Parks Department is hoping a restaurant operator will lead renovation on the single-story structure, although already $2 million has been raised for the project. Other considerations for the building include community facility space, a library, a visitor’s center, or a return to the facility’s original use of bathrooms. The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. is also invested in the project.