Back in 2005, Thor Equities acquired, for $40 million, the 7.7-acre Revere Sugar Refinery site at 280 Richards Street, located south of Beard Street in Red Hook. The developer later demolished the refinery (the last photos of it can be found here), and has since been floating the idea of building a massive mixed-use project with residential units and commercial space. The developer is now moving forward with plans for a four-story, 623,000-square-foot commercial complex, Bloomberg reported. It will include 600,000 square feet of office space and will boast 100,000-square-foot floor plates. The project will also feature 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, presumably on the ground floor, along with a central courtyard, rooftop terraces, and a public waterfront esplanade. Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is designing. The site is located 12 blocks from the Smith-9th Streets stop on the F/G trains.
Back in June of 2015, the 10-story, 45-unit residential redevelopment project at 92 Morningside Avenue, located on the corner of West 122nd Street in Harlem, topped out. Now, construction on the exterior of the structure is wrapping up, as seen in photos in a Harlem+Bespoke report. The site’s old seven-story pre-war building received a three-story, 11,677-square-foot vertical expansion and now boasts 60,714 square feet of residential space. Before the expansion, the building was more densely occupied with 50 apartments, but it is now home to 45 rental units ranging from one- to four-bedrooms. The apartments should average a spacious 1,349 square feet apiece and will include duplex penthouses. Amenities include storage for 23 bikes, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and a rooftop terrace. Renaissance Realty Group is the developer, while Nataliya Donskoy’s Brooklyn-based ND Architecture & Design is behind the architecture. Occupancy is expected in the coming months.
A very long process has finally reached its resolution. On Thursday, the plan to convert the landmarked former First Church of Christ, Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West into condominiums was voted down by the Board of Standards and Appeals.
Avery Hall Investments may be fighting Park Slopers to redevelop a Key Food on Fifth Avenue, but a dozen blocks north in Boerum Hill, their condo project is rising fast. YIMBY reader Tectonic recently swung by the site and brought us some shots of the progress.
As the MTA considers shutting down the L train for as long as three years, we’re glad to see Bushwick’s residential market chugging along in areas where residents can take other trains. On Thursday, new building applications were filed for an apartment building at 703 Hart Street in southern Bushwick.