Partial renderings have surfaced for a 21-story building at 147-155 East 86th Street, on the Upper East Side. The site is being developed by Ceruzzi Properties, Stillman Development and Kuafu Properties. According to Commercial Observer, the 230,000 square-foot building will include 30,000 square feet of retail on the first two floors, another 24,000 square feet on the third and fourth floors for a New York Sports Club, and 50 condominiums on top.
Over the past few years, the public outcry over the perceived loss of New York City’s small and funky retail establishments has reached a fever pitch. Pseudonymous blogger Jeremiah Moss has chronicled it in his ongoing jeremiad, and even conservative commentator Nicole Gelinas bemoans the perceived bankification of her neighborhood, Midtown West.
Property owner Praim Singh has filed applications for a four-story, 3,130 square-foot commercial building at 132 20th Street, in South Slope. According to Schedule A, warehouse operations will take place on the ground floor, with accessory office space occupying the levels above. Peter Gee’s Gee 2000 Architect is the applicant of record, and the lot comes vacant; the site’s single-story predecessor was demolished in 2003.
Interboro Realty Management has filed applications for a six-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 355 Grand Street on the Lower East Side. The building will measure 6,535 square feet, and will feature retail space on the ground floor and offices on the second. Two units will spread across the remaining 4,580 square feet beginning on the third floor. Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Long Island City’s mixed-use district was originally engineered to create a mix of retail, apartments and light industry, but new construction manufacturing space is rarely developed in the waterfront neighborhood once filled with factories. But today, one developer filed plans for a mixed-use building with apartments and ground-floor manufacturing at 37-29 33rd Street, in a subdistrict known as Dutch Kills.