It was in April of 2015 that YIMBY revealed renderings of the 33-story, 270-unit residential building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Last November, construction of the structure was two stories above street level, and now the building is 16 stories up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. Once complete, the new building will encompass 247,934 square feet and its residential units should average 766 square feet apiece. The rental apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. A two-story podium will include much of the building’s 26,300 square feet of amenities as well as 2,600 square feet of retail space. The Gotham Organization and Brause Realty are the developers, with FXFOWLE Architects behind the design. Completion can be expected in 2017.
An anonymous Financial District-based LLC has plans to redevelop an assemblage of single-story commercial buildings – located at 34-30 – 34-46 Steinway Street and 34-35 38th Street, in southern Astoria – into a three-story, 120,000-square-foot retail complex. Winick Realty Group is leasing the commercial space from the developer and is currently in negotiations with multiple potential tenants, including food markets, restaurants, and big-box stores,DNAinfo reported. The building will feature four levels of retail space and an underground parking garage. In November, the developer submitted pre-filings for a five-story, 29-unit mixed-use building that would have including retail, community facility space, and residential units. Those plans appear to have been replaced with the latest retail project, although filings have yet to be amended to resemble the current design. Completion of the redevelopment is expected in 2018.
It was back in December of 2014 that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved (on its second attempt) the residential conversion of the former New York Life Insurance Company Building, later a city office building, at 346 Broadway, in TriBeCa. However, in just the past two weeks, two rulings have come down that will impact the plan from developers Peebles Corporation and Elad Group, being marketed using the alternate address 108 Leonard Street.
A year ago, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Habitat for Humanity was planning an affordable co-op in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx. Now the project is one step closer to reality, because plans have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 839 Tilden Street, between Barnes and Bronxwood avenues.
One of the few remaining vacant lots in East Harlem is about to become an apartment building. New building applications were filed yesterday to erect a seven-story residential project at 221 East 105th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.