Late last year, YIMBY reported on job applications for the 1,789-unit mixed-use development planned at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, The Court Square Blog reports foundation work has begun; Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust are developing, and the project includes 53-, 44-, and 33-story towers, with a combined total of 15,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Completion is expected in June 2018, per signage, and Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of record.
Staten Island’s North Shore is preparing for four big developments and the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel, which will draw thousands of new residents and a huge influx of visitors to the sleepy industrial waterfront. But the city hasn’t spent much time trying to grapple with the borough’s longstanding infrastructure challenges that will only worsen as the population grows.
Chet Simunovich’s Eastern Allied Construction Co. has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit residential building on the 16-foot-wide vacant lot at 558 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. The building will measure 5,462 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging 780 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the NYC HDP demolished the property’s three-story predecessor in 2013.
Queens-based Cornerstone Dvi LLC has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 481 Monroe Street, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 4,885 square feet, which works out to units averaging 977 square feet, and could either be rentals or condos. Woody Chen’s InFocus Design & Planning is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Coney Island-based Pacific Management has filed applications for a 10-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 488 4th Avenue, in southern Park Slope, two blocks south of the 4th Avenue-9th Street subway stop. The building will measure a total 14,630 square feet, including a 422 square-foot retail portion on the first floor, and full-floor units will measure 1,420 square feet. De-Jan Lu’s DJLU Architects is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story, multi-family residential building must first be demolished.