In March, renderings of the Turkevi Center appeared, a planned mission, consulate, and residential tower for the Republic of Turkey. Now the Turkish consulate has filed applications for the 35-story development at 821 First Avenue, at the corner of 46th Street.
Japanese budget hotel operator Toyoko Inn Co. is planning a huge hotel in Long Island City. The company has filed applications for a 50-story hotel—its first one in the U.S.—at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, between 45th Avenue and 23rd Street.
The 23-story, 120-unit mixed-use building under development at 56 Fulton Street, in the Financial District, is now a floor away from topping out. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The project will eventually encompass 128,540 square feet. It will feature 5,865 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by 120 rental apartments. The units will range from studios to two-bedrooms, twenty percent (24 units) of which will rent through the affordable housing lottery. The Parkland Group and Socius Development Group are developing. Goldstein, Hill, & West Architects are behind the architecture. Completion is expected next year.
Property owner Feil Organization is now clearing out a majority of the 14-story, 80,000-square-foot commercial building at 140 West 57th Street, along “Billionaires’ Row” in Midtown. The third through 14th floors are possibly getting a condominium conversion, the New York Post reported, although plans are not yet confirmed. The space could also get an office renovation or a hotel conversion, but plans for apartments have already been drawn up and are apparently further along. The three-level Morton Williams supermarket, located along the street level, will be unaffected. The property is an individual landmark, which means any exterior alterations that go into a renovation or conversion must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Construction has topped out and is now wrapping up on the four-story, eight-unit residential project under development at 173 Morningside Avenue, located between West 126th and 127th streets in Harlem. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. The latest building permits indicate the project measures 5,625 square feet. Its residential units should average 563 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Floral Park, N.Y.-based Tony Kohan is the property owner and Shahriar Afshari’s Roslyn, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.