As Queens’ burgeoning Hispanic and East Asian immigrant communities grow beyond their traditional neighborhood boundaries, Elmhurst has seen a minor construction boom. Developers are scooping up cheap properties in the central Queens neighborhood and building hotels, office space, and of course housing. Yesterday’s filings brought plans for two four-story apartment buildings at 40-47 and 40-49 77th Street, between 41st and Roosevelt Avenues and next to the Elmhurst Hospital.
Last week YIMBY revealed two little market-rate projects on Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven. Now the same builder, JCAL Development, is planning the largest market-rate development that the South Bronx has seen in years. New building applications were filed earlier this week for a 12-story building a few blocks south at 329 East 132nd Street, near the Willis Avenue Bridge and the Harlem River waterfront.
Last year, YIMBY brought you news of Icon Realty’s planned 14-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 1562 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, and now the developer is planning another luxury residential and retail building at 1538-1546 2nd Avenue, a block to the south, between 80th and 81st Streets. According to the New York Post, demolition is underway to remove existing tenement buildings. Although applications are not on file for 1538 2nd Avenue, construction is expected to start in early 2016, or around the same time as their project at 1562 2nd Avenue.
Nearly a year ago, YIMBY brought you news of Macklowe’s 23-story, 52-unit mixed-use building planned at 100 University Place, in Greenwich Village, and now schematic diagrams have surfaced of the building’s form, per Curbed. The 107,965 square-foot building will have 13,075 and 1,050 square feet of commercial and community space, respectively, spanning the ground floor. Condos will average 2,076 square feet each. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record, and the existing four-story building is getting prepped for demolition.
Most of Bed-Stuy’s vinyl-clad 19th century wood frames aren’t long for this world, and soon, two more will meet the wrecking ball. Today, new building applications were filed for a small residential development at 299 Van Buren Street in Bed-Stuy, between Lafayette and Stuyvesant Avenues.