While the proposed park off the Meatpacking District, dubbed Pier55, waits for the Army Corps of Engineers and State Department’s approval, the project’s landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen has made small tweaks to the design. The park’s highest elevation has been lowered to 62 feet, according to Curbed, and vegetation will be very diverse. An amphitheater will be located near the back, and federal funds have been allotted for the park’s 13th Street pedestrian bridge. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
World Wide Group has placed an assemblage of buildings, spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, in Midtown East, on the market as a development site for what is being valued north of $300 million, according to Crain’s Business. Six buildings are included in the assemblage, most being townhouses in the four- and five-story range, but an 11-story building exists at No. 155. A 280,000 square-foot residential and retail building could be built, but the tower could be even larger if a developer chooses to satisfy the inclusionary housing bonus.
YIMBY recently featured an update on construction at 50 West Street on the YIMBYgram, and now we have a new video of what the project will look like once work is complete, likely by early 2016. Time Equities is developing the 64-story building, which was designed by Helmut Jahn.
Developer Investmates Real Estate is building townhouses in South Williamsburg, rentals on Grand Street, and now condos in Greenpoint. They’ve sent along renderings of their latest project, a five-story condo development at 78 Freeman Street, only a block from the East River between Franklin and West Streets.
Alloy and Monadnock Development’s One John Street condos are rising quickly along the Dumbo waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park, already reaching 10 stories, after rising out of the ground only earlier this year.