Nelson Management Group and L+M Development Partners are conducting a top-down renovation of the 32-story, 318-unit former affordable housing tower at 150 West 225th Street, in Manhattan’s Marble Hill. The outdoor deck abutting Spuyten Duyvil Creek will receive an extensive overhaul, featuring green space and cabanas. Dubbed The Promenade, the majority of the units are currently rent stabilized, but units are allowed to be converted into market-rate rentals if vacated, according to the Daily News. Renovations should wrap by 2016.
Brooklyn-based Driggs Management has filed applications for a four-story, three-duplex-unit residential building at 179 Devoe Street, in eastern Williamsburg, around the block from the L train’s Graham Avenue stop. The building will measure 3,800 square feet in total, with duplex units averaging 1,265 square feet. Private roof space is also planned, and Hustvedt Culter Architects is the applicant of record. Permits were filed in May to demolish the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse, which traded hands for $1,100,000 in October 2014.
Foundation work has given away to vertical construction at 645 Union Street, in Gowanus, where a five-story, 78-key hotel is planned, dubbed Gowanus Inn & Yard. According to Brownstoner, Matt Abramcyk and Alec Shtromandel are developing, while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is serving as the architect of record. The building, located at the R train’s Union Street stop, will measure 18,835 square feet in total, and a restaurant will operate in the cellar. Completion is expected in Summer of 2016.
The building at the corner of Fourth Avenue and President Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn will become a gym, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. This comes after minor backlash against Greystone & Co.’s plans to turn 227 Fourth Avenue into condominiums. The gym will reportedly be operated by Blink Fitness, though Blink’s logo could not be found in the submitted plans.
As the growing Chinese community sprawls eastward in Queens, YIMBY finds filings for large, mixed-use developments planned further away from bustling downtown Flushing near the end of the 7 train. Yesterday, one developer filed plans for an 11-story building with commercial and community space at 141-26 Northern Boulevard, between Parsons Boulevard and Bowne Street.