Empty lots are slowly disappearing in western Crown Heights, as developers snap them up for condo-worthy prices. One of these developers has filed plans to erect a five-story, eight-unit apartment building on the vacant plot at 529 Park Place, between Grand and Classon Avenues.
The shell of a gas station at 100 East Broadway has sat empty for six years near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. Now a 14-story office and medical building will rise on the block-long corner lot between the bridge, Division Street, Pike Street and East Broadway.
The head of the Midtown-based law firm King & Spalding has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 316 East 81st Street, on the Upper East Side, in Yorkville. The building will measure 11,660 square feet in total, and units will likely be condominiums, averaging 1,943 square feet apiece. Issac & Stern is designing, and an old three-story townhouse must first be demolished; the building was purchased in 2012 for $3.2 million.
Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company has paid $9.6 million for a lease to build the residential portion of Rivertowns Square, a mixed-use development located off the Saw Mill River Parkway, in Westchester’s Dobbs Ferry. According to Westfair, a 202-unit, 277,000 square-foot rental building is planned on Danforth Avenue. Dobbs Ferry Capital Partners and Saber Real Estate Advisors are developing the overall project, which will include an 138-key hotel on Livingstone Avenue, and 112,000 square feet of commercial space, which is now 80% leased. An office campus has already been demolished to make way for the new construction, and opening of the first commercial building is expected next summer.
When the Fulton Transit Center opened last November, glowing reviews celebrated its 53-foot-wide oculus while lamenting its $1.4 billion price tag, which had doubled since the project’s inception several years before. Now, spokespeople from Westfield and the MTA tell YIMBY that retail will begin opening in the fall and continue through 2016. There will be about 20 stores ranging from retail and service providers to eateries and full service restaurants.