Although two-family housing projects have basically dropped off the map since the financial crisis of 2008, small-scale residential development is slowly becoming feasible again. Although these are typically in-fill projects on formerly vacant lots, the burgeoning demand for residential is slowly paving the way for these little developments in eastern Queens.
A glimpse of Delshah Capital’s planned 10-story, 14-condo-unit luxury residential building at 221 West 17th Street, in southern Chelsea, is now available. The project will expand the existing six-story commercial building by four stories and the new building will measure about 40,000 square feet, including the retail at street level. Dubbed “The Dorian”, occupancy is expected by late 2016, and Neal Beckstedt Studio is designing interiors.
Since YIMBY last checked in on progress at 220 Central Park South and 217 West 57th Street, the latter building has been revealed in official renderings. But now we have an update on both sites from YIMBY reader ILNY, with the latest set of photos peeking into the projects from ground level.
Last summer, YIMBY reported on the filing for a 10-story tower with ground floor commercial space planned at 37-14 36th Street in Long Island City, and now we have the first look at what will rise on the site next to the 36th Street M/R station.
The once beautiful residential blocks just north of Bushwick Avenue lost plenty of apartments during the arson-scarred ’60s and ’70s, but new infill projects like this one at 557 Hart Street are quickly transforming the neighborhood.