A rendering for a new Lower Manhattan skyscraper by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen has appeared on the YIMBY Forums. The building is located on the corner of White and Centre streets, at 137 Centre Street, just to the east of TriBeCa. Juul-Hansen’s rendering would indicate the potential for a 60-story building on a 5,100-square-foot lot. The tower would be located on a site that has significant air rights within its own block, with 75,530 square feet remaining atop the landmarked Fire Engine Company No. 31 at 87 Lafayette Street, and an additional 81,940 square feet atop 139 Centre Street. If the existing nine-story municipal office building at 137 Centre is demolished, the available air rights would total 208,470 square feet. Per the EDC, “Negotiations around the 137 Centre Street RFP are ongoing, and this rendering does not accurately reflect the project under consideration. NYCEDC looks forward to announcing a developer selection in the coming months.”
In August of 2015, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the 39-story, 640-unit mixed-use project planned at 10 Huron Street and 19 India Street (a.k.a. 145-155 West Street), in Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. Now the tower portion, at 10 Huron, is four stories above street level, while the foundation is complete where the six-story portion will go at 19 India, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. The entire complex will encompass 716,982 square feet. Across both buildings, there will be a total of 19,324 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to a 3,802-square-foot medical office. The residential units should average 894 square feet apiece, of which 128 will be rented at below-market rates through the housing lottery.
Idan Cohen, doing business as a Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 113 North 9th Street, in northern Williamsburg, located three blocks from the Bedford Avenue stop on the L train. The structure will measure 5,310 square feet, which means its residential units should average a spacious 2,655 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. One unit will take up the ground and second floors, along with part of the cellar, while the other unit will be located in the third and fourth floors. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
Leroy Blake, doing business as an anonymous Queens-based LLC, has filed applications for four three-story residential buildings at 98-03 37th Avenue and 35-53 – 35-57 98th Street, in North Corona, located four blocks from the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. They will vary in size, measuring between 3,240 to 3,960 square feet each. The two closest to 37th Avenue will contain ground-floor retail space and a single unit on each of the upper floors. The other two will contain three units each. Across the entire development, the full-floor apartments should average 899 square feet apiece, while the retail units should average 616 square feet apiece. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based Tan Architect is the architect of record. A two-story house on the corner must first be demolished.
Steve Pringle, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a two four-story, multi-family residential buildings at 2807-2809 Snyder Avenue, in Flatbush, located two blocks from the Church Avenue stop on the 2/5 trains. 2807 Snyder Avenue will host eight residential units across 6,168 square feet of space, which means its units should average a rental-sized 771 square feet apiece. 2809 Snyder Avenue will contain 10 residential units and will measure a slightly larger 7,450 square feet, which means units there should average 745 square feet apiece. No. 2807 will feature a penthouse level for one of the fourth floors units, but no. 2809 will not have any upper penthouse floors. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. The 50-foot-wide site is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in January.