Property owner Moshe Granit has filed applications for a nine-story, 30-key hotel at 38-38 11th Street, in northern Long Island City’s Ravenswood section, located four blocks from the 21st Street – Queensbridge stop on the F train. The new building will measure 15,664 square feet on the 25-foot-wide lot. There will be four or three hotel rooms on each floor, a lobby on the ground floor, and a breakfast area in the cellar. Individual hotel suites will average roughly 440 square feet apiece, which is relatively large. Jamaica-based Manish S. Savani is the architect of record. The 2,152-square-foot plot of land is currently vacant.
Preservationists have fought to landmark the former Yuengling Brewery complex in West Harlem, but some of the late 19th century buildings may bite the dust for a 12-story commercial and community facility building at 460 West 128th Street.
Savanna and Hong Kong-based Atom Assets have acquired the nine-story, 36,000 square-foot building at 106 West 56th Street, in Midtown between Sixth and Seventh avenues, for an undisclosed amount. Crain’s reports the developers are planning to build a 26-story, 90,000 square-foot boutique office building. Zoning allows for the project to have up to 75,315 square feet of commercial space, and the building’s office floors will range from 5,000 to 2,000 square feet each. Perkins Eastman will be responsible for the design. The property’s current tenant has a year to vacate from the site, although demolition permits were already filed this past January to raze the building. Completion is tentatively expected in 2019.
This past summer, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 18-story, 63-unit mixed-use building planned at 147 East 86th Street (a.k.a 1289 Lexington Avenue), on the Upper East Side. Now its developers – Ceruzzi Properties, Kuafu Properties, and Stillman Development – have filed applications with the Department of Buildings. The new building will span 229,751 square feet in total, and the cellar through the second floors will contain 26,718 square feet of commercial space. The NY Sports Club is expected to occupy two floors in the building. The third floor will contain residential amenity space, featuring lounge spaces, a children’s playroom, and a gym. The condominium units, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms and averaging 2,800 square feet apiece, will also begin on the third floor. Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Two existing low-rise commercial buildings must first be demolished. [The Real Deal]
It’s been months since we checked in on Heatherwood Communities’ high-rise residential project at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City. As of July, it had reached 10 stories. Now, thanks to somewhat dramatic photos taken by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the 58-story building must be close to its final height.