The Spence School, a private, all-girls school for grades K-12 on the Upper East Side, has filed applications for a six-story, 56,720-square-foot building at 412 East 90th Street, located in Manhattan’s Yorkville section. The facility appears to be geared towards athletics, featuring a two-story gymnasium, squash courts, an exercise room, training rooms, locker rooms, and laundry facilities. There will also be a administrative offices on the ground and third floors, a student cafe on the third floor, and a single classroom and a greenhouse on the sixth floor. The 83-foot-tall structure will be designed by Rogers Partners Architects. The 150-foot-wide, 15,000-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story parking garage. Demolition permits have not been filed.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based incorporation has filed applications for a five-story, 16-unit mixed-use building at 24 Wilson Avenue, in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 16,738 square feet and include 1,372 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor. The second through fifth floors will contain residential units, which should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Dezhang Fang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot assemblage is occupied by two single-story commercial buildings. Demolition permits were filed in September.
A Bronx-based property owner has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 2061-2065 Narragansett Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Morris Park section. The buildings will measure 4,527 square feet and 5,530 square feet, respectively. Across both structures, the residential units should average 1,757 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Each house will also come with two off-street parking spaces. Jorge Lee’s Bronx-based Architectural Solutions is the architect of record. The 75-foot-wide, 9,375-square-foot property was occupied by a two-story house that was demolished over the summer.
In late October, the Union City planning board approved plans for a four-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 511-519 32nd Street, located in central Union City, in Hudson County, New Jersey. The project will feature four ground-floor commercial-retail units, in addition to 35 off-street parking spaces. Crest Point Development, which acquired the site a year ago for $1.425 million, is the developer, Jersey Digs reported. The 21,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a small, single-story bank. A construction timeline has not been revealed.
Over the past few years, Long Island City has developed a proud skyline, and the Steven Holl-designed Hunters Point Library will become its latest iconic public building. The space will serve as a much-needed civic hub in this still-developing waterfront residential district. Recently, we had an opportunity to tour the site, which will soon become one of the city’s most striking public spaces.