A single-story brick building that was once a church has been demolished at 142 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg, and this four-story development with dark brick will rise in its place. YIMBY noticed the rendering on the fence at the empty lot, which sits mid-block on Manhattan between Meserole Street and Montrose Avenue.
Last summer, permits were filed for a four-story, 10-unit building at 434 Manhattan Avenue between Bayard Street and the BQE, in the borderlands between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Now YIMBY has a look at the schematic for the development, which was posted on the fence.
NorthJersey.com reports that excavation has begun at 33 Park Avenue, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor area, where Fisher Development is building two 44-story mixed-use towers containing 900 residential units. Perkins Eastman’s design was revealed by YIMBY in February, the towers will be built in phases, and completion of the first building is expected by 2017.
The New York Times recently noticed Ironstate’s URL Staten Island — located on the Stapleton’s waterfront, the first phase to include 571 residential units and 35,000 square feet of retail space — has made significant progress in construction. Revealed by YIMBY in 2014, multiple buildings have topped-out at five stories, and roughly half of the retail space is already leased. Completion of the first phase is expected later this year.
If there’s one thing that community boards, developers and architects can agree on, it’s that the city’s zoning code is outdated, restrictive and unclear. So the Department of City Planning is trying to get feedback from architects, planners and communities on its proposed zoning changes, which are meant to spur the construction of affordable and senior housing.