Within the past few months, motorists on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and nearby residents witnessed the rise of a tower crane to the east of the Kosciuszko Bridge, followed by two concrete pillars. They are seeing the progress on the east span of the Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement, the city’s first major new bridge since the Verrazano-Narrows opened over half a century ago in 1964.
Earlier this year, Glacier Global Partners received approval from the LPC to convert the 10-story former warehouse at 10 Jay Street, in Dumbo, into a 46 condominiums, but now the developer is planning a completely commercial building, with roughly 200,000 square feet of offices and retail spaces. The conversion will retain the approved exterior changes, which had been designed by ODA Architecture. CBRE is marketing the commercial spaces, according to The Real Deal.
Back in June, the 22-story, 176-key Aloft Hotel, underway at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, was up to the fourth floor. Since then, construction has progressed quickly, and the structure now stands 18 stories, per The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 68,160 square feet in total, and will front Hunter Street with an eight-story component. Gene Kaufman is designing, and completion is expected next spring.
Early last month, the residential conversion of the 24-story commercial building at 212 Fifth Avenue, in NoMad, was underway, and now Curbed has uncovered new exterior and interior renderings of the project. Forty-eight condominiums are being carved out of the existing structure, and the units will be large, with some measuring 1,500 square feet, and larger configurations measuring north of 4,000 square feet. Madison Equities and Thor Equities are developing, while Helpern Architects is designing. Sales have already launched, and completion is expected next spring.
Property owner Yair Bohadana has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 869 East 175th Street, in Tremont, three blocks from the 174th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The building will measure 7,000 square feet, and units will average 875 square feet. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the lot is currently vacant.