Glassy towers have begun to crowd Long Island City’s skyline, but small, mixed-use developments are alive and well in the former industrial waterfront neighborhood. New building applications were filed today to erect a seven-story residential building at 46-02 Vernon Boulevard, on the corner of 46th Avenue in Hunters Point.
The horizontal expansion of the seven-story building at 25 Avenue D, in the East Village, appears to be structurally complete, according to EV Grieve. Educational Alliance is building the expansion to their existing facility, which is used to treat adults with chemical dependancies. The new addition will be used to house patients, and according to filings, there will be a total of 37 units. The building has not yet received its façade, but a 2016 opening seems reasonable. WSP Cantor Seinuk is the engineer of record.
Long Island-based Astrit Canj has filed applications for a two-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 179 McClean Avenue, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of Arrochar, near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The small infill project will measure 4,000 square feet in total, with half the square-footage designated for ground-floor retail space. On the second floor, the residential units will average 1,000 square feet each. Staten Island-based Ryan & Vaccaro is the architect, and an existing home deep in the lot must first be demolished.
Fong Benny, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 832 40th Street, in eastern Sunset Park, three blocks from the D train’s 9th Avenue stop. The building will measure 7,586 square feet, and that includes a 2,085 square-foot daycare facility on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will beginning on the second floor, and units will average a rental-sized 688 square feet each. Borough Park-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and the existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.