Construction is now a single story above street level at the site of a planned 54-story 790-unit tower at 43-22 Queens Street, in the Queens Plaza/Court Square section of Long Island City. The progress can be seen in an update by The Court Square Blog. The 580-foot-tall building will encompass 712,747 square feet. Its residential units, rental apartments, should average 763 square feet apiece. Amenities in the building are listed in YIMBY’s previous update in June, when foundation work was underway for the tower portion. Work is also underway on the six-story portions of the former Eagle Electric Manufacturing building, which will be converted into residential apartments and incorporated into the tower. Rockrose Development is the developer and SLCE Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the 16th site from its former 95-item backlog of items from before 2010. The former Williamsburgh Trust Company Building at 177 South 5th Street, in Williamsburg, has now been designated a landmark. Additionally, two more Brooklyn structures are now on the path to designation.
After 123 years in business, the Modell pawn shop chain is moving to redevelop its stores. The company has filed plans to build a 15-story building at 139 East 23rd Street, where its Kips Bay shop currently stands.
Another day, another new building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a seven-story, mixed-use development at 610 Myrtle Avenue, between Taaffe Place and Kent Avenue, in the northern part of the neighborhood.
A rendering has surfaced of the planned 12-story, 91-unit residential project at 329 East 132nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. It comes as the Altmark Group and JCAL Development secured $22.1 million in construction financing, Commercial Observer reported. The latest building permits, which YIMBY first reported on in 2015, show the new building will encompass 71,912 square feet. Its residential units, which will be market-rate rental apartments, should average 738 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a lobby lounge, an outdoor recreation space on the ground floor, storage for 46 bikes, a 37-car parking garage, and a roof terrace. Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Foundation work was underway in May and completion is expected in early 2018.