Community Board Five’s Land Use, Housing & Zoning Committee voted in a meeting on Wednesday to advance plans for a massive undertaking in Midtown involving the conversion of Madison Square Garden into a new concourse for Penn Station, and the creation of a new home for the sports facility between two supertall skyscrapers near Herald Square. Initially proposed in 2016 by Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), new renderings give visual context to the plan, to which the city council agreed with the consideration of The Madison Square Garden Company’s acquisition of a shorter extension of its current lease.
Construction is now complete on Q-East, an eight-story mixed-use building at 178-02 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by ADG Architecture and developed by Piermont Properties with Racanelli Construction Company as general contractor, the 120,000-square-foot building contains 131 rent-stabilized rental apartments and associated amenity spaces, a 30,000-square-foot parking garage on the second floor, retail space including a CVS Pharmacy on the ground floor, and medical office space.
The housing lottery closes in six days for Arthur Avenue Senior Apartments, a nine-story senior living development at 600 East 179th Street in Tremont, The Bronx. Developed by Foxy Management in partnership with Hebrew Home at Riverdale under HPD’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments program and designed by SLCE Architects, the building has 122 apartments available on NYC Housing Connect at 30 to 50 percent of the area median income, ranging from $0 to $51,200.
Permits have been filed for a 10-story residential building at 3184 Webster Avenue for Norwood, The Bronx. Located between East 205th Street and Parkside Place, the lot is three blocks east of the 205th Street subway station, serviced by the D train. Stagg Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a 70-story mixed-use tower at 520 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan’s Midtown. Rabina Properties is listed as the owner behind the applications with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as the architect of record.