As the sprawling conversion of the old Empire Stores warehouses inches forward on the Dumbo waterfront, theater company St Ann’s Warehouse has made progress renovating one former tobacco warehouse at 45 Water Street into a performing arts space.
Developer AB Capstone has filed plans for a second residential building at 2406 Hoffman Street just south of Fordham University in the Belmont section of the Bronx, following on the heels of their first project a block away on Arthur Avenue.
YIMBY noted construction beginning in January 2014 at 11 East 31st Street, in Midtown South, where Simone Development Group is developing a mid-rise boutique hotel, with partners KSNY and Geolo Capital. The building is near topping out and has begun to receive its façade, according to A Fine Blog. Dubbed the Tommie Hotel, the tower is now expected to stand 30 stories, accommodating 120 hotel units across 108,120 square feet. Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park’s proposed Pier 6 towers, in Brooklyn Heights, are moving forward after NIMBY actions temporarily stalled the project. The 31- and 15-story buildings, to contain 130 affordable residential units, will be reviewed by Empire State Development, and a development team will be chosen from 14 unique proposals, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In January, AAD Construction Corp. acquired the two-story, 2,655 square-foot home at 7815 Narrows Avenue in Bay Ridge for $1.68 million, and filed demolition permits. Now a two-story, single-family residence measuring 4,222 square feet is planned for the property, per Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and Deber Consulting is designing. A block to the north, a similar single-family redevelopment is taking place at 35 78th Street.