In the summer of 2015, plans to build a new LaGuardia Airport were revealed along with other transportation infrastructure, including a 24-hour ferry service and an AirTrain, that would serve to link the East Elmhurst airport to the rest of the city. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has officially approved the project, which was recently estimated to cost upwards of $5.3 billion, Crain’s reported. As part of the deal to approve the project, the Port Authority agreed that it redevelop the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, shooting down any chance that it would be rebuilt for much cheaper in New Jersey. As for the airport, the Central Terminal Building is phase one of the greater redevelopment and is expected to be finished by 2021. Terminals C and D will be built after that.
Back in November, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 42-story, 362-unit mixed-use building underway at 1 West End Avenue, in the Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side. At the time, the structure was at least 25 floors above street level, but now the building has topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic (h/t Curbed). The new building encompasses 932,780 square feet and will contain retail space, in addition to 116 below-market rate rental units, within its six-story base. The tower portion will feature 246 condominium units. Glass installation is currently underway and the stone cladding of the podium appears largely complete. Silverstein Properties and Elad Group are the developers. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the design architect and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Staten Island-based property owner Joseph Palermo has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 47-53 Atlantic Avenue, in Dongan Hills, located seven blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. Each of them will measure 4,000 square feet. In each, there will be one apartment unit on the ground floor and a second unit spanning across the second and third floors. The smaller units should average roughy 1,000 square feet and the larger apartments should measure roughly 2,000 square feet. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based Lo Bue & Valenziano is the applicant of record. The 100-foot-wide plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story house, which for which demolition permits were filed back in November.
Frank Alesci, doing business as Queens-based FPS Contracting, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 57-12 58th Place, in Maspeth, located seven blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. The new building will measure 3,874 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,291 square feet apiece. The project will feature a garage for two floors on the ground floor and an additional off-street parking space. Frank Smith’s Long Island-based H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,375-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
In October of 2015, YIMBY revealed a rendering of the nine-story, 32-unit mixed-use building underway at 41-04 27th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. At the time, foundation work was underway, but now the structure is five stories above street level and rising, according to The Court Square Blog. The new building, dubbed Queens Boro Tower, will encompass 30,355 square feet and will feature 4,073 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Its residential units should average 654 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The Schedule A lists a fitness center in the cellar as an amenity. Rego Park-based Great Stone Development is behind the project and Chang Hwa Tan’s Queens-based Tan Architect is designing. Completion can probably be expected by 2017.