The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Project Commodore, a proposed 1,646-foot supertall skyscraper in Midtown East, at a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. New renderings further illustrate the 83-story project, which would replace the Grand Hyatt at 175 Park Avenue and rise between the 108-year-old Beaux Arts Grand Central Terminal and the 91-year-old Art Deco Chrysler Building at the corner of East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is designing and RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are developing the project, which is set to yield 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground, cellar, and second levels; new elevated, publicly accessible plaza space overlooking the surrounding Midtown neighborhood; and 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space.
Jersey City will soon be home to the next Albion Hotel, a hotel chain with multiple properties in the North Jersey area. Located at 201 Newark Avenue, this latest venture will introduce around 100 guest rooms and Felina, a restaurant concept led by award-winning chef Anthony Bucco.
Construction is underway for Marcus Garvey Village, an 18-story mixed-use development in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood. Located at 212 West 124th Street, the 300,000-square-foot building will have 330 units, 3,200 square feet of commercial space, and 7,164 square feet of community facility space. The Harlem-based team behind the project includes developer Carthage Real Estate Advisors and Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners for the design.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1548 Jesup Avenue in Mount Eden, The Bronx. Located between Featherbed Lane and West 170th Street, the lot is two blocks west of the Mount Eden Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Yehuda Zelik, managing agent of The Management Crew is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is progressing quickly on 1228 Madison Avenue, a 20-story residential building on the Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by CBSK Ironstate, a partnership of CB Developers, SK Development, and Ironstate, the property will yield 15 units with interiors by Kelly Behun Studio. The site is located along Madison Avenue between East 88th and 89th Streets, just behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum.