Façade work is nearing completion on 125 West End Avenue, an eight-story building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Taconic Partners, Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), and Perkins+Will, the project involves the re-cladding and interior renovation of the 400,000-square-foot structure into a life sciences and research laboratory. The 3.4-acre complex was originally constructed as an automotive facility for the Chrysler Motor Company and was later occupied by Walt Disney/ABC broadcasting company, but had sat vacant since early 2021. Taconic and Nuveen Real Estate purchased the building for $230 million in late 2019, and CBRE is in charge of marketing and leasing the commercial space. JRM Construction Management, LLC is the general contractor for the project, which sits at the corner of West 66th Street and West End Avenue, a very short walk from Riverside Park South.
Sigma Computing has committed to leasing space at Zero Irving, a 21-story technology hub under construction at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and developed by RAL Development and Junius Real Estate Partners, the building will offer a mix of space for affordable and market-rate offices, tech incubators, co-working suites, and training centers.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 90 Sands Street, a 30-story mixed-use building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Breaking Ground, the conversion will yield 491 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 185 units for residents at 30 to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $18,412 to $128,880.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 2077 Ryer Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx. Located at the corner of East 180th Street and Ryer Avenue, the lot is three blocks south of the 182-183 Streets subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Yitzchak Joseph of Real Land Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
After significant delays caused by the DOB’s abrupt shift to “Build Now” which temporarily left the Five Boroughs without a functional Department of Buildings Website in March of 2021, YIMBY’s 2022 construction report is in, and the results are positively encouraging. The annual report tracks and analyzes permits filed for new buildings in New York City over the course of the year 2021. The data shows that in 2021, builders throughout the city filed permits for 2,017 structures, ranging from single-car garages to towering skyscrapers. The figure represents a 14-percent increase compared to the 2020 total of 1,774 permits. The 2021 filings will boost the city’s built stock by 53,344,472 million square feet and yield a combined total of 45,019 residential and hotel units. The full report is available with a subscription to YIMBY’s Building Wire service.