Hotel developers are suddenly facing new hurdles to building in protected industrial zones, and they’re looking further afield for cheap sites – right next to the border with Long Island, in fact. YIMBY spotted building applications for two hotels at 1021 and 1025 Beach Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, near where the elevated A train tracks end.
It was back in June that YIMBY brought you news of a new apartment building planned for downtown Jamaica. Now, we can show you what the eight-story structure at 178-02 Hillside Avenue will look like and we can also tell you its unit count has increased.
Slate Property Group and RWN Real Estate have acquired the 10-story, 33-unit apartment building at 144 East 24th Street, in Kips Bay, for $29 million. The 40,000 square-foot structure will be renovated and reconfigured into a 42-unit property with smaller apartments, likely to accommodate the neighborhood’s growing student population. The small ground-floor retail space will also be expanded. It is currently occupied by Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices, according to The Real Deal.
Isaac Chetrit and Ray Yadidi are in contract to acquire 235,000 square feet of air rights from the five-story former bank building at 1352-1362 Broadway, between West 36th and 37th Streets in Midtown. The price the investors are paying has not yet been disclosed. On the same block, they own the vacant lot – acquired this past fall – at 993 Sixth Avenue and the adjacent 21-story, 96,000 square-foot office building at 989-991 Sixth Avenue. Their assemblage amounts to a site with roughly 375,000 square feet of development rights, according to The Real Deal.
Late in 2014, filings were submitted to expand the single-story, 9,916 square-foot commercial building at 205 Smith Street, in Boerum Hill, to 19,832 square feet, thanks to the addition of a second floor. Brownstoner now has a rendering the project, which will be entirely retail and reportedly the new home of a supermarket. Jackson Group, Aurora Capital Associates, and ACHS Management are developing, while Think Architecture & Design is the architect of record. A completion date has not yet been disclosed.