A 35-story, 80-unit condominium tower, currently in the design stage, is planned at 611 West 56th Street, also known as 823 11th Avenue, in Midtown West. The building will span 162,000 square feet and stand 420 feet in height, according to Dezeen, and Álvaro Siza is designing. Sumaida + Khurana is co-developing with LENY, and construction is slated to begin in 2016, with completion in 2018. Gabellini Sheppard is designing the interiors, while SLCE Architects will serve as the architect of record. A six-story building will need to be demolished first.
Yaj Developers has filed applications for two three-story residential buildings, each with six units, at 9220-9222 Skidmore Avenue near the Shore Parkway in southern Canarsie. Each of the 12 apartments will measure a spacious average of 1,040 square feet. Roman Sorokko’s Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record. The site’s former single-story home was demolished in late 2014.
On the tree-lined corner of Graham Avenue and Meserole Street, a block south of Williamsburg Houses in East Williamsburg, one developer is planning a six-story apartment building with ground floor retail. ODA Architecture filed a new building application earlier today for the 25-unit mixed-use development at 169 Graham Avenue.
Meshulam Hass has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 26 Goodwin Place, in central Bushwick, three blocks north of the Gates Avenue subway stop on the J and Z lines. Units in the 5,010 square-foot building will average 715 square feet in size, and Manish Savani is the architect of record. A dilapidated two-story structure must first be demolished.
Kushner Companies and CIM Group plan to convert the 26-story, 470,000 square-foot office building at 2 Rector Street, in the Financial District, into 452 rental units. The property is currently 84 percent occupied, with the building’s largest lease running until 2022. The team acquired the building for $140 million in 2013.