Related Companies is in contract to acquire, for an undisclosed amount, the assemblage of properties at 170 Eleventh Avenue, 548-552 West 23rd Street, and 555 West 22nd Street, in West Chelsea. The developer plans to build a 22-story, 140-unit mixed-use building at the site, Curbed NY reported. New building permits have not yet been filed with the Buildings Department, although early estimates put the size of the project at 288,000 square feet. It’s unclear what the other building use will be, although both commercial and community facility space are allowed by zoning. If all four existing buildings, which range from one- to three-story commercial structures, are razed, the site would be able to accommodate a maximum 291,324 square feet of mixed-use development as-of-right. An additional 70,000 square feet of air rights are being acquired and transferred to the site, probably to increase the amount of residential space that can be built. As the assemblage spans across different zoning district, the Department of City Planning must approve the air rights transfer.
Princeton, N.J.-based property owner Romel Salam has filed applications for a five-story, three-unit residential building at 514 Halsey Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 5,496 square feet and its residential units should average 1,444 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The first apartment will be hosted on the ground and cellar levels, followed by the second apartment on the second and third floor, and the third apartment on the top two floors. Theodore Kane’s Union Square-based Kane Architecture & Urban Design (a.k.a. KANE A|UD) is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The site is located six blocks from the Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains.
Most development on the Northside of Williamsburg consists of glassy new buildings, but every once in a while, someone converts a pre-war structure instead of tearing it down. Today, YIMBY has a look at 119-123 Kent Avenue, where three century-old townhouses will expand and get a new, brick facade that stretches across all of them.
NYU Langone Medical Center has a pair of expansion projects underway on both ends of its East Side campus, and, today, with the help of photographer Tectonic, YIMBY has updates on both of them.
Central Harlem is soon going to have one fewer vacant lot. Developer Rafael Santandreu hopes to build a nine-story, mixed-use building at the corner of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, next to the 135th Street stop on the B and C trains.