At the beginning of the year, YIMBY revealed the first few buildings in the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side, including the 24-story, 195-unit mixed-use building planned at 115 Delancey Street/80 Essex Street. In the spring, demolition was underway to remove the old Essex Street Market building, and now excavation appears imminent, per Bowery Boogie. Handel Architects is designing, and a Regal movie theater, the Essex Street Market, and an urban farm will occupy the building’s base. Completion is expected in 2018.
YIMBY first revealed Related’s 51-story, 1.3-million square-foot office building dubbed 55 Hudson Yards in May of 2014, and then we brought you an excavation update earlier this spring. Today, per Curbed, foundation work is well underway. Kohn Pedersen Fox is designing, and completion is expected in 2017. Oxford Properties Group is co-developing, and Mitsui Fudosan also owns a 92.09 percent stake in the project.
Macy’s is about to sell five stories of their nine-story building at 422 Fulton Street and the parking garage at 11 Hoyt Street (aka 217 Livingston Street) to Tishman Speyer for $170 million, according to Crain’s. Macy’s will consolidate commercial operations to 310,000 square feet, spanning the basement to the fourth floor, and Tishman will fund extensive renovations for those floor. As for the five upper floors Tishman is purchasing, those will be converted to office space and five more floors will be added up top. In the end, 10 stories of integrated office space is planned.
Staten Island-based Leon Dasilva has filed applications for four two-story, multi-family residential buildings at 48-31 – 48-37 65th Street, in northern Maspeth, three blocks south of Queens Boulevard. The entire development will span 8,980 square feet in residential space, and each building will have two full-floor units averaging 1,120 square feet apiece. Joseph Sultana’s JLS Designs is the applicant of record.
Madison Realty Capital has closed on the seven-story, 400,000 square-foot industrial building at 14 53rd Street, in Sunset Park on the waterfront, for $82.5 million, according to Crain’s. The building, located four long-blocks from the R train’s 53rd Street stop, is being renovated to accommodate office and manufacturing tenants. The renovations will include exterior and interior upgrades, as well as a roof deck.