On Tuesday, a proposal for a 10-story office building, to be located at 363 Lafayette Street, went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commissioners could not agree on the appropriateness of the design and did…
XIN Development, the American arm of Chinese builder Xinyuan Real Estate, is pushing forward with its second major condo project in New York City. The Beijing-based firm filed plans for a seven-story apartment building at 615 Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and West 45th streets in Hell’s Kitchen.
HPD is planning affordable rentals on city-owned land in eastern Brooklyn. Applications were filed on Tuesday for a four-story, 17-unit building at 1900 Park Place, on the border between Ocean Hill and Brownsville.
City blocks on the fringes between Queens and Brooklyn tend to be densely built out with low-rise, pre-war housing stock, leaving few empty lots for ground-up development. One such lot at 55-35 Metropolitan Avenue, which separates the neighborhoods of Ridgewood to the south and Maspeth to the north, has sat empty for more than half a century. The new rowhouse, developed by Shaoyun Chen, stands three stories tall, its plain cornice rising slightly above its neighbors. Permits list two residential units taking up 2,396 square feet of the 5,643-square-foot structure. A 1,623-square-foot retail space is located at the lower floor. Though the retail space would be the only one of its kind on the wholly-residential block, it is not out of place, given that most buildings on the other side of the street have ground level retail, as well. The building occupies 60 percent of its site, leaving space for a 35-foot yard in the rear.
CW Realty is planning to develop a 33-story condominium tower at 1361-1363 First Avenue, located on the corner of East 73rd Street on the Upper East Side. The project is expected to measure roughly 120,000 square feet and is being designed by HTO Architects, the New York Post reported. The number of planned apartments wasn’t disclosed, and it’s unclear whether there will be commercial space included. The new building will cantilever over the adjacent four-story tenement at 1365 First Avenue. CW Realty acquired the four-story mixed-use building at 1361 First Avenue earlier this year for $9.4 million and is in contract to purchase the four-story tenement at 1363 First Avenue. The latter sale is expected to close next year, and existing commercial and residential tenants in both properties are already in the process of relocating. The developer will also transfer air rights to the assemblage from other properties on the block. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed.