Nearly a year ago, applications were filed for a nine-story, 32-unit residential building at 42-50 27th Street, in Long Island City, and now those plans have been approved, with demolition underway to remove the existing two-story structure, per The Court Square Blog. The new building will measure 24,860 square feet, which works out to an average unit of 775 square feet. Ampiera Group is developing, and Jon K Yung’s Flushing-based MY Architect is the applicant of record.
This past spring, The New York Times revealed full renderings of Sumaida + Khurana’s planned seven-story, seven-unit condominium project at 152-154 Elizabeth Street, in Nolita, the same time crews began demolition work on the existing four-story building. Now the developer has landed a $40 million construction loan. The building will have 26,012 square feet of residential space, and units will average a luxury 3,716 square feet apiece. Tadao Ando is the project’s design architect, while Gabellini Sheppard Associates is the applicant of record, and completion is expected in November 2016.
William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital Associates are planning to redevelop the low-rise market buildings spanning 46-74 Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, according to The Villager. Plans, filed this past June, call for an eight-story building at 70-74 Gansevoort, and expansions to three and four stories to existing two-story buildings at 60-68 Gansevoort.
Demolition of the structures at Nos. 50 and 70-74 is the first step, and any alteration or removal will have to be approved by the LPC. The properties are zoned for hotels, offices, retail and light manufacturing, and roughly 111,000 square feet of space is proposed. BKSK is the architect of record.
The last time we checked on Silverstein’s 175 Greenwich Street (aka Three World Trade Center), work had resumed, and the core had just begun rising again. Now, five months later, the future supertall has just passed the halfway point in its rise. A project insider has sent along several photos, as well as a few snippets of information, including word that the structure is up to the 41st floor (out of 80 total).
New market-rate development is finally happening in the South Bronx, and JCAL Development is leading the way with two small buildings under construction near the Major Deegan Expressway in Mott Haven. Now YIMBY has renderings and construction updates for those two projects at 135 and 136 Alexander Avenue, between East 134th Street and Bruckner Boulevard.