This past summer, construction kicked off on the 28-story, 370-key mixed-use building planned at 215 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, the project has risen to 16 floors and is beginning to emerge on the skyline, Bowery Boogie reports. Glass installation is also well underway, with the exteriors of floors two through six nearly completed. The upper portion of the tower will give way to 11 condominiums. Ian Schrager and Witkoff are developing, while Herzog & de Meuron is the design architect. Completion is expected in 2016.
In the beginning of last September, Urban Muse’s 13-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, in the East Village, was a story above street level, and now the building is eight stories tall, per EV Grieve. The website has also revealed a rendering of the project, which is being designed by Annabelle Selldorf. Three- to five-bedroom condo units will range from 2,100 to 4,000 square feet, and three retail units will take up 10,800 square feet of space in a two-story base. Completion in is likely to occur in 2016.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation has announced plans to develop Downtown Brooklyn’s first new office building since the neighborhood was rezoned in 2004. The new development at 420 Albee Square will bring 400,000 square feet of commercial space to a site across the street from City Point, between Willoughby and Fulton Streets.
A two-story building on the Lower East side is being converted into 4,288 square feet of commercial space. Cheuk Fan Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is behind the project at 290 Grand Street, according to Bowery Boogie. The ground floor will continue to house retail space while the second floor is being rebuilt as office space. A new façade appears to be in the works, and Jianxiong Wang’s JW Engineering Consulting is the applicant of record. Completion is expected in the spring of 2016.
Early last month, a partial rendering was revealed of the planned five-story, 32-unit residential project at 280 St. Marks Avenue, in Prospect Heights. Now, with sales having officially launched, additional renderings have been released, per Real Estate Weekly. DXA Studio is designing the building, which will reportedly be clad in nearly 16,000 Petersen Kolumba ceramic bricks. Condos units will come in one- to four-bedroom arrangements, and there will be six penthouses as well as two townhouse-style duplex units. DNA Development is behind the project, which should be complete in late 2016.