Construction is chugging along on the banks of Newtown Creek in north Brooklyn, where Greenpoint Landing will eventually span 10 acres with 5,000 apartments. YIMBY swung by the megaproject earlier this month and caught up on the progress at three affordable rental buildings: 33 Eagle Street, 21 Commercial Street, and 5 Blue Slip.
The forest of high-rise towers in Long Island City is about to get a modest addition. New building applications have been filed for a seven-story, mixed-use project at 37-27 31st Street, beneath the elevated N/Q trains and just north of Sunnyside Yards.
Long Island-based property owner Ijaz Ahmad has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 3802 White Plains Road, in Williamsbridge, located directly below the 219th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The project will measure a total of 11,491 square feet and includes 3,470 square feet of medical offices across the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average roughly 800 square feet apiece. The building will be topped by a rooftop recreational space. Hackjong Choi’s TriBeCa-based Beyond Arch is the applicant of record.
Back in May, YIMBY reported on applications for a 21-story, 71-unit mixed-use building at 145 Madison Avenue, between East 31st and 32nd Streets in Midtown South. According to DNAinfo, Kahen Properties will rent 21 of the residential units at below-market rates, which would satisfy the inclusionary housing bonus and increase the project’s allowable FAR. The latest filings call for a 59,085 square-foot structure, which includes 2,779 square feet of retail on the ground floor and residential units averaging 793 square feet each. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect of record. Permits have been approved to demolish the existing six-story commercial building.
Red Hook was severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and few residential developers have been willing to touch the transit-starved Brooklyn neighborhood. But commercial projects are alive and well among the 19th century warehouses, from Est4te Four’s big office complex to a factory-to-office conversion on Van Brunt Street. Now new building applications have surfaced for a five-story hotel at 411 Van Brunt Street, only a block from the waterfront.