Late last month, YIMBY reported that piling work was underway at the site of HFZ Capital Group’s two-towered, 35- and 25-story, mixed-use project at 76 11th Avenue in southern Chelsea. The developer had been considering whether to construct a hotel or office space within the project’s commercial component; now it has been revealed that a five-star, 137-key Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is planned. The hotel portion will be located in the 25-story eastern tower and will feature a spa. It will be the Bangkok-based hotel operator’s first location in the United States.
Renderings have been revealed of the new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum to be located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The structure is designed by FXFOWLE Architects. As reported over the summer, ESI Design will be responsible for the interior spaces. The museum will include a gallery, a theater, a bookstore, and administrative offices. It will also sport a walk-up rooftop terrace accessible from the pedestrian plaza.
Brooklyn-based Southside Units has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 99 North 4th Street in North Williamsburg, three blocks from the East River. The project will measure 6,500 square feet and its residential units should average 813 square feet apiece. The structure will stand at 70 feet high but look like a seven-story building, thanks to three mezzanine levels that will contain additional residential space. Diego B. Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 24-foot-wide, 2,408-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Construction is now four stories above street level at 1930 Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where a seven-story, 38-unit mixed-use project is under development. The latest photo is courtesy of prolific construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 59,155 square feet. There will be 7,441 square feet of medical offices on the cellar through second floors, followed by the residential units, which should average 810 square feet apiece and are likely to be rentals. Nik Lavrinoff is the developer and Z Architecture is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
An 11-story building is nearing completion at 926 Sedgwick Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. At 117 feet high, the building stands as a minor but noticeable addition to the Harlem River skyline, perched upon the high river bank alongside both pre-war buildings and recent residential developments that flank the Major Deegan Expressway. Listed as a “transient hotel” in the building permits, the property will feature 64 units spread across 29,370 square feet of its 33,000-square-foot interior. Gerald J. Caliendo of Caliendo Architects is the applicant of record. Prasanna Venkatesha of Sita Ram LLC is listed as the owner.