Scaffolding and black netting shrouds nearly all of 685 Fifth Avenue in preparation for a 100,000-square-foot office-to-condominium conversion. The project will also add ten floors atop the existing 20-story structure, which sits at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street. Developed by Michael Shvo’s SHVO in partnership with BLG Holdings and Deutsche Financial, the finished building will stand 350 feet tall and contain 69 condominiums managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Marin is the architect of record and designer for the $135 million project with March & White handling the interior designs. Brookfield Properties is in charge of marketing the Fifth Avenue retail space, which is still home to the Coach, Stuart Weitzman, and Tag Heuer flagship stores.
James Cleary Architecture has submitted proposals to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to facilitate the renovation of a three-story townhouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Historic District. The residential building is located at 71 Jane Street and was originally completed around 1925.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 95-01 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. Located at the intersection of 37th Avenue and 95th Street, the corner lot is also addressed as 35-63 95th Street. Two blocks south is the Junction Boulevard subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Shun Qian Liu under the Prudential Queens Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 2864 West 15th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Located between Neptune Avenue and Mermaid Avenue, the lot is one block north of the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station, serviced by the D, F, and Q trains. Lenny Gelfand of 2864-66 Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has topped out at The West, a full-block residential development at 547 West 47th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Concrete and developed by Ironstate Development, CB Developers, and SK Development Group, the 12-story structure spans 30,000 square feet. The rectangular lot, which is located between West 47th Street and West 48th Street, was purchased for $93 million in the summer of 2018. Concrete also did the interior design.