In December, an 11-story, 30-unit mixed-use building was filed at 140 15th Street, in South Slope, but was lost in the flood of other projects being filed before the year’s end. Then YIMBY revealed renderings of the project in May. Filings have not been approved yet by the DOB, but Boaz Gilad, the developer, is still actively filing for permits. The 36,747 square-foot building will feature 4,948 square feet on the ground floor for two retail units, and the residential units above will average 1,062 square feet. Feingold & Gregory Architects is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2014 to remove two three-story townhouses and a retail building.
Last week, YIMBY posted an update on construction at 175 Greenwich Street, aka Three World Trade Center, as the tower reached its halfway point, having risen 41/80 stories. Now we have new information that the building has in fact seen a height reduction from the previous version, dropping from 1,168 feet down to 1,079 feet, and we also have two new renderings of the podium.
As Queens’ burgeoning Hispanic and East Asian immigrant communities grow beyond their traditional neighborhood boundaries, Elmhurst has seen a minor construction boom. Developers are scooping up cheap properties in the central Queens neighborhood and building hotels, office space, and of course housing. Yesterday’s filings brought plans for two four-story apartment buildings at 40-47 and 40-49 77th Street, between 41st and Roosevelt Avenues and next to the Elmhurst Hospital.
Last week YIMBY revealed two little market-rate projects on Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven. Now the same builder, JCAL Development, is planning the largest market-rate development that the South Bronx has seen in years. New building applications were filed earlier this week for a 12-story building a few blocks south at 329 East 132nd Street, near the Willis Avenue Bridge and the Harlem River waterfront.
Last year, YIMBY brought you news of Icon Realty’s planned 14-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 1562 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, and now the developer is planning another luxury residential and retail building at 1538-1546 2nd Avenue, a block to the south, between 80th and 81st Streets. According to the New York Post, demolition is underway to remove existing tenement buildings. Although applications are not on file for 1538 2nd Avenue, construction is expected to start in early 2016, or around the same time as their project at 1562 2nd Avenue.