A four-story building dating back to well before the Civil War, but in quite the state of disrepair, won’t be demolished just yet. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to approve a proposal to demolish the structure at 327 Bleecker Street and replace it with a new four-story structure. While the commissioners did seem to be open to the demolition, especially given the endorsement of the Department of Buildings, the proposed replacement was not deemed appropriate.
Just as the City Council considers creating a task force to study the impact of supertall towers near Central Park, Extell has filed plans for a comparatively modest 18-story building at 134 West 58th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
RXR Realty and Westbrook Partners are in contract to purchase the nine-story, 700,000 square-foot former industrial building at 47 Hall Street, in northern Clinton Hill, for more than $160 million, Crain’s reports. Parts of the building are currently rented out as art studios and creative offices, but the eventual new owners plan to convert the structure into modern creative offices; renovations include ground-floor reconfigurations and new outdoor terraces. Landlord Ruby Schron and the Fruchthandler family are the current owners.
YIMBY brought you a construction update two months ago on the 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building going up at 286 Ashland Place, in Downtown Brooklyn, which stood just 12 stories tall at the time. Since then, the structure has doubled to 24 stories, courtesy of a YIMBY reader’s photo, and façade installation has also begun. As previously reported, the building will will include significant retail and community spaces, and 20% of the units will be set aside as affordable. Two Trees is developing, TEN Arquitectos is designing, and completion is expected in August of 2016.
Earlier this year, construction kicked off on the 17-story, 43-unit residential building planned at 20 East End Avenue, between East 80th and 81st Street on the Upper East Side, and now the structure has topped out, per photos by Tectonic. Residential units will average just under 3,300 square feet apiece, ranging from two- to six-bedroom configurations. Installation of the brick façade is now underway above the second floor, and the bottom two floors will eventually be clad in limestone. Corigin Real Estate Group is developing, Robert A.M. Stern Architects is designing, and completion is expected next year.