In December, foundation work began on the 50-story, 974-unit mixed-use building planned at 43-25 Hunter Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square. Rebar and concrete have now reached the second story of the 786,105 square-foot building, which will feature 18,800 square feet of retail, according to The Court Square Blog. Rockrose is developing, and SLCE is the architect. YIMBY revealed renderings in 2014, and completion is scheduled for the middle of 2017.
Last fall, YIMBY revealed four new brick townhouses at 127-131 South 1st Street in Williamsburg, and now excavation has begun at the site between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue.
Developer Mayer Meisels has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1546 52nd Street, in central Borough Park. The building will measure 8,815 square feet, and Kenneth Thomas is designing. The existing three-story building formerly housed three apartments, and demolition permits have yet to be filed for the structure.
Last week brought Queens applications for three more two-family building projects, further steadying the stream of small scale housing development in the relatively suburban outer borough. Small projects like these haven’t been a popular form of new housing since the mid-2000’s, but they are penciling out for local developers post recession.
Mayer Meisels has filed applications for two residential buildings, each rising four stories, at 1557 45th Street in eastern Borough Park. The townhouses will have four apartments each, and the development’s eight total units will spread across 11,160 square feet. Kenneth Thomas is designing, and an existing two-story, two-unit building must first be demolished.