Foundation work has given away to vertical construction at 645 Union Street, in Gowanus, where a five-story, 78-key hotel is planned, dubbed Gowanus Inn & Yard. According to Brownstoner, Matt Abramcyk and Alec Shtromandel are developing, while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is serving as the architect of record. The building, located at the R train’s Union Street stop, will measure 18,835 square feet in total, and a restaurant will operate in the cellar. Completion is expected in Summer of 2016.
The building at the corner of Fourth Avenue and President Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn will become a gym, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. This comes after minor backlash against Greystone & Co.’s plans to turn 227 Fourth Avenue into condominiums. The gym will reportedly be operated by Blink Fitness, though Blink’s logo could not be found in the submitted plans.
As the growing Chinese community sprawls eastward in Queens, YIMBY finds filings for large, mixed-use developments planned further away from bustling downtown Flushing near the end of the 7 train. Yesterday, one developer filed plans for an 11-story building with commercial and community space at 141-26 Northern Boulevard, between Parsons Boulevard and Bowne Street.
Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on the Whole Foods rising on 125th Street in Harlem. Now we have a rendering for another commercial project on the bustling retail strip, a two-story building at 324 West 125th Street, on the corner of St Nicholas Avenue.
The Brearley School, a private all-girls prep school on the Upper East Side, is planning an expansion at 70-74 East End Avenue. Three five-story tenement buildings are set to be razed to make-way for an eight- to ten-story academic building measuring 75,000 to 85,000 square feet, according to Bloomberg Business. The school is currently in the process of receiving financing, and construction is expected to start in early 2017.