The Brickman Group and investor Daniel Loeb are planning to convert the three-story, 150,000 square-foot warehouse into offices at 30-02 48th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. According to Crain’s, the building near the Hunters Point Avenue 7 train stop will undergo a top-down renovation, featuring a new lobby and roof deck, designed by Fogarty Finger. Brickman acquired the the property in 2013 for $21 million.
Excavation is imminent at 816 Washington Avenue, in Prospect Heights, where ELH Management is planning a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building, according to Brownstoner. Located two blocks north of the Brooklyn Museum stop on the 2/3 trains, the eight apartments will be rented at below-market rates, and 3,135 square feet of retail space will span the ground floor. Dattner is designing, and the site’s former rent-regulated predecessor burnt down in 2010.
Douglaston Development is moving forward with a townhouse project in Fort Greene, at 370-374 Clermont Avenue and 71 Greene Avenue. Originally filed in 2013, on the Clermont side, there will be two buildings, with three condominium units. One will be a four-story, single-family home, and the other will reach three stories and hold two units, averaging 3,885 square feet.
Early in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 17-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 232 Seventh Avenue, in eastern Chelsea, and now YIMBY can report excavation has commenced at the site. The building will measure 42,325 square feet, which includes 2,425 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and C3D Architecture is designing. Chelsea 7 JV LLC is the developer, and the project’s completion is most likely towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.
UPDATE: A tipster sends word that while Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, Robert A.M. Stern is the design architect.
Last September, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new 13-story building coming to 70 Vestry Street, in Tribeca, right next to the West Side Highway. Since then, the site’s two existing structures have been torn down, and we can now reveal the first rendering for the project, which is being designed by Ismael Leyva Architects.