An 11-story, mixed-use building may rise along a busy six-lane stretch of Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, across the street from Queens Borough Hall and Criminal Court. A New Jersey-based builder has filed applications for a development with apartments, commercial and community facility space at 124-22 Queens Boulevard, between 82nd Avenue and 82nd Road.
Last week, neighbors in the Meatpacking District expressed their dissatisfaction about plans to redevelop a row of low-slung commercial buildings on Gansevoort Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets, and the Villager offered a glimpse of how Aurora Capital hopes to transform the block. Now YIMBY can reveal a full set of renderings showing the developer’s vision for this prominent corner near the High Line.
Earlier this summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a 19-story, 86-unit residential building at 146 Pierrepont Street, in Brooklyn Heights, and now renderings of the project have been revealed, per the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The development site spans through the block to 189 Montague Street, and 6,232 square feet of ground-floor retail space will share both sides of the new building. Above, twenty percent of the 86 rental units (18) will be let at below-market rates. Jonathan Rose Companies is developing, and Marvel Architects is designing.
A branch of the Miami-based Lennar Corporation is proposing a twin-towered, 858,000 square-foot mixed-use development at 60 South Broadway, in White Plains, and according to Westfair, the plan has been sent to the Common Council after recently clearing the Planning Board. The base podium will contain amenity space and 95,000 square feet of retail, and above, two 24-story towers will have 707 rental units, 71 of which will be let at below-market rates. Perkins Eastman is designing, and construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016.
As the de Blasio administration walks back its plan to redevelop the auto shops and junkyards in Willets Point, community groups next door in Flushing are fighting their own battle over the city’s plan to upzone a short, heavily polluted swath of industrial waterfront near the end of the 7 train.