Excavation is well underway for the 35-story, 343-key Moxy hotel planned to rise at 105 West 28th Street, on the western side of Chelsea. A photo of the recent excavation work has been posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The 410-foot-tall tower will encompass 145,344 square feet. Hotel rooms will be located on the fourth through 32nd floors, while guest amenities will round out the building’s remaining space. Amenities include a fitness center, a food market on the ground floor, a lounge and meeting rooms on the second, two rear yard terraces, and a sky-lounge with a restaurant on the 34th floor. The Lightstone Group is developing, and Stonehill & Taylor Architects is behind the design. The project had been delayed because a tower of its size required air rights to be transferred from around the block.
Bronx-based property owner Joseph Zeolla has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 1228-1230 Prospect Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Longwood section. The southern building will measure 2,812 square feet, while the northern one will measure a slightly larger 3,026 square feet. Both will contain ground-floor retail space, measuring 1,372 square feet and 1,418 square feet, respectively, with the residential units located above. Across the entire project, the full-floor units should average 760 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Kenneth H. Koons’s Bronx-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 2,903-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located four blocks away.
Property owner Joseph Mizrahi, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1803 East 16th Street, in northern Sheepshead Bay. The structure will measure 3,310 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 828 square feet apiece. It’s not known if the apartments will be rentals or homes, but amenities include storage space on the cellar and a single off-street parking spot. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,840-square-foot lot, located on the corner of Avenue R, is vacant. The Kings Highway stop on the B and Q trains is two blocks to the north.
Brooklyn-based MBC Group has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 379 Sumpter Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 5,482 square feet and its residential units should average 658 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host two apartments, and amenities should include laundry facilities and “recreation spaces” in the cellar, as well as terraces on the fourth floor, probably in conjunction with the residences on that floor. Genaro Urueta’s Maspeth-based Studio Gallos is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a recessed single-story structure. The Chauncey Street stop on the J/Z trains is two blocks away, while the Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains is five blocks south.
Construction is underway on the ground floor of the 11-story, 55-unit mixed-use building being developed at 11-51 47th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located on the corner of 21st Street and Jackson Avenue. The construction can be seen in photos in a post by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed the Jackson, it will eventually measure 70,000 square feet. It will feature 1,226 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by one- to four-bedroom condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 962 square feet apiece. Amenities are to include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a residents’ lounge, a rooftop terrace, storage for bikes, and a 22-car parking garage. Charney Construction & Development, Ascent Development, and Tavros are the developers, while Fogarty Finger is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.