One of the city’s major public pool and park facilities will soon be getting a splash of new art. Come next month, two murals will be installed at the McCarren Play Center. That’s at 776…
Construction has topped out on the 35-story, 421-unit mixed-use building at 430 Marin Boulevard, in downtown Jersey City. The construction update is possible thanks to a photo posted to the Forums. The new building will contain 10,126 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 20 percent of the apartments (85 units) will be designated as affordable. The tower is being built as part of the 11-building Hudson Exchange West mega-development. The developer, Forest City Ratner, is facing a lawsuit over the legality of developing the property, due to a former railway that was removed in the 1990s, Jersey Digs reported. It appears construction on the first building has continued despite the legal challenge. Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion of the first building is expected in 2017.
Yaniv Zohar, doing business as an anonymous Kew Gardens-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 199 East 38th Street, in northern East Flatbush, near the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The structure will measure 4,196 square feet. One of the units will be located on the ground and cellar floors while the second will span the second and third floors. The apartments should average 1,589 square feet apiece, which indicates that they will boast family-sized configurations. There will be one off-street parking space. Arnold S. Montag’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based AM/PM Design & Consulting is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,975-square-foot lot is vacant. The Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is nine blocks away.
Since hitting 22 stories in height back in June, the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, has topped out. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights earlier this month. The 361-foot-tall tower encompasses 243,689 square feet. There will be 13,739 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground and second floors, along with 29,180 square feet of community facility space on parts of the ground through fifth floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece and 20 percent (46 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Imperial Companies is the developer and BKSK Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is anticipated in 2017.
Two years ago, developer Seth Brown of Aspen Equities demolished the “berserk-eclectic” Victorian mansion at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Now, two rental buildings are rising in its place, on a through-block lot between Bedford and Rogers avenues.