Residential development has been slow to arrive in the industrial edges of Mott Haven in the South Bronx, despite a boom in hotels and big box stores and a rezoning several years ago. But on Friday, a new building application was filed for a 10-story apartment building with ground floor commercial space at 221 East 138th Street, on the corner of Canal Place.
As the Asian population grows in Elmhurst, developers in nearby Flushing have begun to cater to the neighborhood’s burgeoning Chinatown along Broadway. Right next to Queens Place Mall at 88-08 Justice Avenue, one builder has filed plans for a 20-story apartment building with community space on the lower floors.
Construction is underway to convert the vacant four-story, 7,175 square-foot building at 120 East 125th Street, in northern East Harlem, into a community facility. The Caribbean Center Cultural African Diaspora Institute is moving into the building and leading the $3.5 million conversion. According to Harlem+Bespoke, the interior has been gutted, and completion is expected later this year.
In March, YIMBY revealed renderings of Rockrose’s Eagle Lofts, a 54-Story, 783-unit mixed-use tower and factory conversion at 43-22 Queens Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square, and now The Court Square Blog notes partial demolition of the existing six-story factory has wrapped up. Eighty percent of the building is still intact, and excavation has kicked off on Queens Street, where the tower portion will rise. SLCE is designing, and a completion date has not been formally announced.
Last night, 130 people crowded into a tiny dance rehearsal room above a theater in the East Village to talk about how they could turn struggling or vacant properties into affordable spaces.