There is some good news for bus riders on the Upper West Side and in Morningside Heights. More accessible bus stops are in the works for Riverside Drive.
In May, schematic drawings offered a first glimpse of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture-designed 18-story, 133-unit mixed-use complex at 121 East 22nd Street (a.k.a. 122 East 23rd Street), in Gramercy. A rendering has now been revealed of the main 18-story tower portion, to rise on the corner of East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue, Archdaily reported. The latest building permits indicate the complex, comprised of 18- and 13-story components, will encompass 275,387 square feet, unchanged from May. There will be 12,125 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The units above will be condominiums ranging from studios to five-bedrooms, averaging 1,492 square feet apiece. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The block-thru site has been cleared of its four-story predecessors. Completion is expected in 2018.
Property owner Man Wai Lau, doing business as an anonymous Lower East Side-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit residential building at 441 East 87th Street, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. The project will measure 10,488 square feet and its residential units should average 1,670 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one unit across the ground and second floors, followed by full-floor units on the third through sixth floors. Timothy Li’s Brooklyn-based TLI Architect is the architect of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished. Permits to raze the structure were filed in June.
A huge development with three 19-story buildings—two residential ones and a hotel—is coming to a Flushing industrial property that hotelier Sam Chang sold last year. The new developer, Flushing Point Holdings, filed plans for the two apartment towers today at 131-02 40th Road, also known as 40-70 Delong Street.
When YIMBY last reported on the residential building at 41-04 27th Street in northern Long Island City, at the end of June, it was noted that the nine-story project reached its topmost point. In the two months that have passed, the concrete frame has been sheathed in a curtain wall that looks ready to receive its panel cladding. The 32-unit property, developed by Great Stone Development and designed by Tan Architect, stands at the intersection of 27th Street and 41st Avenue. In conjunction with its equally-new neighbors, the building scale makes for an appropriate transition between the dense skyscraper district of Court Square to the south, and the traditional, rowhome-lined blocks of Dutch Kills to the north.