Bergen Gardens LLC has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at the lots spanning 653-655 Bergen Street, in Prospect Heights. The building will measure 12,900 square feet, and Issac & Stern Architects is designing. A single-story warehouse structure set back from the street must first be demolished.
Visualhouse sent along a rendering of the Manhattan skyline circa 2030, and the vista will be far more impressive than today’s, with supertalls set to line both 57th Street and the Far West Side. The image leaves out the new World Trade Center as well as several major projects in Midtown and on the Far West Side (and Nordstrom is also missing its cantilever), but the picture gives a good idea of the changes New Yorkers can expect over the next few years, even though the approximation is likely closer to 2020 than 2030, given that all depicted additions (besides 15 Penn) should be complete by 2018/2019.
Earlier in May, Crain’s Business broke news about a planned condo conversion for 184 Kent Avenue, an eight-story, 338-unit luxury rental building in northern Williamsburg. Now Curbed has the details: dubbed Austin Nichols House, significant renovations are in the works, which include the combination of former rental units. Kushner Companies, LIVWRK, and Rockpoint Group are the developers and acquired the building for $275 million in early 2015.
Next to Chelsea Market and across the street from Google’s block-long office building, Vornado Realty Trust has filed plans for a 10-story office and retail project at 61 9th Avenue, on the corner of West 15th Street in Chelsea.
Advance Realty is planning to develop a five-story, 150-key AC Hotel (by Marriott) at the southeast corner of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard South and Guyon Drive, near the PATH station in Harrison, New Jersey. The lot comes vacant, and the building will span 85,000 square feet, including 4,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, according to NJ Biz. A completion date has not yet been disclosed.