Back in March, developers broke ground on a five-story, 256-unit residential complex at 90 Park Avenue, in the North Jersey community of Florham Park. Now, located in the same business park Green at Florham Park, a five-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building is being planned at 150 Park Avenue. Summit Medical Group and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently signed a lease at the property, which will be home to a cancer treatment center. The Rockefeller Group, the same developer that built the residential project at 90 Park, is developing the medical facility. The building will be located roughly 1.5 miles from NJ Transit’s Madison station, although a large parking lot is also planned.
One of the most interesting condominium developments in Brooklyn draws inspiration from a distant land. It’s called Oosten, and it’s the product of Chinese developer XIN Development, Dutch designer Piet Boon, and Brooklyn-based think! architecture and design pllc. You’ll find it under construction at 429 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and our friend Tectonic sent YIMBY exclusive photos of an inside tour.
The wave of development that’s transformed western Crown Heights is moving east toward Utica Avenue. Today, we have a look at a small project under construction at 1119 St. Marks Avenue, between Schenectady and Utica avenues.
The Furman Center’s newest State of the City report declared that Fordham and University Heights, in the northwestern Bronx, are “non-gentrifying.” Both neighborhoods are working class and largely Latino and black. While rents have risen there over the last decade, the cost of living hasn’t increased quite as dramatically as it has in “gentrifying” South Bronx neighborhoods, like Mott Haven and Port Morris.
Back in November of 2015, renderings were revealed of the renovations that are planned to go into repositioning the Brooklyn War Memorial and Cadman Park Plaza. The upgrades are associated with a large-scale revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn’s parks and public spaces, dubbed Brooklyn Strand. New details and renderings of the entire 50-acre project can be revealed now that the two-year-long community input process has completed. The Community Vision Plan will now go through the city’s review process.