Advanced talks were underway earlier this spring to convert JFK Airport’s vacant TWA Flight Center into a hotel, and now the project appears to be happening, according to Curbed. A 505-key hotel is expected, which will be accompanied by 40,000 square feet of meeting space, six to eight dining options, an observation deck, and a museum.
The French government sold an eight-story brick townhouse at 1143 5th Avenue in the Upper East Side for the tidy sum of $36.4 million last November, and last week, the new owners filed applications to expand the building by five stories.
Little Neck-based Roni Contracting Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 89-15 129th Street, in eastern Richmond Hill, located six blocks from the J/Z subway’s stop at 121st Street. The building will measure a total 5,343 square feet, for an average unit of 890 square feet. Belal Salim’s Platonic Solids Architecture is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential building at 495 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, five blocks from the J/Z subway’s Gates Avenue stop. The building will feature a fifth-floor penthouse and measure 4,383 square feet, which means units will average 1,095 square feet each. Olabanji Awosika is the architect of record, and an existing two-story, single-family structure must first be demolished.
In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported that excavation was underway at 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, where a 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building is planned. Over a year later, the building is now two stories above street level and rising, according to Brownstoner. The building will have 77 units set aside as lottery-allocated housing, and will feature 21,000 and 45,000 square feet of retail and culture space, respectively. Two Trees Management is developing, while TEN Arquitectos is designing. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and completion is slated for the second half of 2016.