Empire State Development (ESD) has released a request for expression of interest (RFEI) for the 12.8-acre development site at 400 East 132nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The state is seeking to lease or sell the property, which is currently used as a transfer station for trains and trucks, to a development team that’s willing to deck over the station and build a mixed-use project, Crain’s reported. The property, zoned for manufacturing, is an “ESD General Project Plan,” which means the state, through its own approval process, is able to override local zoning regulations. Some percentage of affordable housing is likely envisioned by ESD. The site is owned by the state’s Department of Transportation. Responses are due by February 2, 2017.
The nine-story project at 42-50 27th Street is well on its way to joining Court Square’s impressive roster of new residential properties, which are transforming Long Island City beyond recognition. At the moment, the concrete frame is complete, metal stud framing is installed along the lot walls, and scaffolds wrap the structure in preparation for exterior work. Ampiera Group is developing the 32-unit project, and My Architect PC is designing it.
A project that would redevelop the long-vacant, nine-story hospital building at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard, in Jamaica Hills, formerly known as the Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis and presently called the “T Building,” is slowly moving through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Dunn Development Corp. is proposing a 205-unit mixed-use conversion, where 130 of the apartments would rent at bel0w-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The remaining 85 units would be set aside as supportive housing for homeless individuals. There would also be 12,000 square feet of space for the Queens Hospital Center, located nearby, and 8,000 square feet of community facility space, DNAinfo reported. The Health and Hospital Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the project, as well as Community Board 8. The City Council, which almost always defers to the wishes of the local council member, has not yet voted on the project. The area is represented by Council Member Rory Lancman.
An investment group has acquired, for $76.5 million, Brooklyn Law School’s four-story, 40,000-square-foot office building at One Boerum Place, located on the corner of Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The group includes Avery Hall Investments, Allegra Holdings, and Aria Development Group, the Wall Street Journal reported. Although plans are not final, the development team expects to build a 160,000-square-foot mixed-use tower at the site. The project would include residential units and commercial space, possibly in the form of retail and/or offices. Demolition permits have not been filed for the 13,290-square-foot site’s current building, although groundbreaking is expected sometime next year.
The Stagg Group has filed applications for a 13-story, 163-unit mixed-use building at 150 Van Cortlandt Avenue East, located on the corner of St. George Crescent in the West Bronx’s Bedford Park section. The project will encompass 149,580 square feet and will include 5,135 square feet of community facility space on the basement level. The first through 13th floors will contain residential units averaging 791 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Marin Architects is the architect of record, The Real Deal reported. The 17,907-square-foot site is occupied by a single-story commercial structure. Permits state that demolition began in October.