Cityscape Build has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 5221 16th Avenue, in southern Borough Park, on the corner of 53rd Street. Located four blocks from the 55th Street stop on the D train, the building will measure 13,823 square feet, and units will average a condo-sized 1,728 square feet each. Rockland County-based Kenneth Thomas is the architect of record, and demolition permits for an existing building were filed this past summer.
Earlier this year, Curbed revealed a rendering of the 20-story, 110-unit mixed-use building planned at 42-10 27th Street, in Long Island City, and now foundation work is underway at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. The building will measure 90,153 square feet in total, and includes 8,645 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Apartments will start on the third floor and average 741 square feet apiece; recreational space will be located on the 19th and 20th floors. Great Neck-based Lions Group is developing, while Raymond Chan is designing, and completion is expected in early 2017.
In August of 2014, YIMBY brought you the first glimpse of the 39-story, 465-key Virgin Hotel planned at 1225 Broadway, in Midtown South, and we revealed more renderings in January of this year. According to Commercial Observer, the developer has now broken ground on the 500,000 square-foot building, which will eventually contain 90,000 square feet of retail space. The hotel portion will measure 300,000 square feet, and 30,000 square feet will be designated as amenity space for guests. The Lam Group is the developer, while VOA Associates is the design architect, and completion is expected in 2018.
Last summer, a developer was brought in to build the 202-unit residential portion of Rivertowns Square, a mixed-use project in Westchester’s Dobbs Ferry, and now the lead developer, Saber Dobbs Ferry LLC, is bringing in Maryland-based Baywood Hotels Inc. to construct and manage a 138-key, 83,000 square-foot Hilton Garden Inn, per Westfair. The hotel will be located at 35 Livingstone Avenue, atop a two-story retail podium, formerly the site of a research facility. The head developer secured a $42 million loan earlier this month, and completion is expected in 2016.
Two weeks ago, YIMBY posted the first exteriors for the Robert A.M. Stern-designed revamp of One Wall Street, and now a new video for the project has appeared, featuring its developer Harry Macklowe, which comes with fresh renderings of what the project’s retail may look like.