Osher Niyazov, doing business as a Forest Hills-based LLC, has filed applications for a 10-story, 38-key hotel building at 79 Eldridge Street, on the Lower East Side. The new building will measure 16,969 square feet in total and individual hotel rooms should average 346 square feet apiece. Guest amenities will include a fitness center and a café in the cellar. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record, although Ellipses Design will be responsible for the architecture. The Lo-Down reports New Jersey-based Shew Foo Chin acquired the vacant 25-foot-wide lot for $5.3 million this past February. The specific hotel brand has not been revealed.
Several protesters glued their hands together and chanted loudly in opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two big zoning policies yesterday at City Hall, but the City Council still passed the two affordable housing proposals, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), with little opposition.
Another piece of the puzzle that is the Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan to revitalize the South Street Seaport is one step closer to fitting into place. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the relocation of the Tin Building.
A Hindu temple in Hollis, Queens hopes to expand further east to serve the thriving South Asian community in Floral Park, a neighborhood right next to the Long Island border. YIMBY has a look at the plans for their new temple, which is set to rise at 264-12 Hillside Avenue.
MCC Theater has broken ground on a long-planned venue inside the 27-story, 627-unit Avalon Clinton at 515 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Crain’s reports the performance facility will measure 27,000 square feet across the ground floor and a mezzanine level. The space inside the building was initially intended for a nonprofit’s use when it was built in 2004, but has remained vacant since then. In 2011, plans to build a performance facility kicked off, and the theater organization along with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs raised $29.9 million for the project. When construction wraps up in 2018, there will be 249-seat theater and a 99-seat theater. Andrew Berman Architect is designing the theaters, which will include associated workshop, meeting, and rehearsal spaces, as well as a grand lobby and connections to the existing outdoor courtyard space. AvalonBay currently owns the property.