Since 2014, the property owners Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund have been in talks with an unknown developer over the 11,800-square-foot development site at 235-247 Cherry Street, on the southern edge of the Lower East Side. Now, it has been revealed that JDS Development Group is planning to build a 77-story, roughly 600-unit mixed-use building, The Lo-Down reports. The rental apartments should come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations, with roughly 150 of the units permanently renting at below-market rates. There would also be 10,000 square feet of retail and a 4,600-square-foot senior community center in the tower. SHoP Architects will design the 900-foot-tall tower, which will be clad in terra-cotta and glass.
In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
Bayonne, N.J.-based Chafia Capital Partners has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 11-17 47th Road, in the Hunters Point Section of Long Island City. The structure will measure 7,022 square feet, and its residential units should average 713 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor, except for the fourth floor, which will host a single unit. That unit will also feature private rooftop space. Charles Diehl’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Permits were filed back in 2011 to demolish the existing 25-foot-wide, two-story townhouse.
TCX Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 177-18 Wexford Terrace, in Jamaica Estates, located two blocks from the Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train. The structure will encompass 17,603 square feet, of which 1,507 square feet will be designated for medical office space on the ground floor. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, should average 730 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The project will be topped by a rooftop recreational space. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 to raze the 30-foot-wide site’s two-story brick house. The project will rise directly next to another 20-unit residential building being developed by TCX Development at 177-16 Wexford Terrace.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed plans to build a four-story, 46,459-square-foot expansion on the grounds of P.S. 41 (a.k.a. Senator John D. Calandra School), at 3041 Bruckner Boulevard, in the East Bronx’s Schuylerville neighborhood. The 61-foot-tall expansion will be located at 3047 Bruckner Boulevard, which is north of the existing school. It will feature a cafeteria and administrative offices on the ground floor, and classrooms, storage space, and additional offices on the upper floors. George George’s Chelsea-based Kliment Halsband Architects is the architect of record. The current school grounds consist of the actual building, playgrounds, and a wooded park area.