AvalonBay Communities’ planned six-story, 191-unit residential building at 240 East Shore Road, located on the eastern shore of Great Neck, in Nassau County, is currently underway after breaking ground this past summer. According to The Island Now, the development will include 81 one-bedroom, 79 two-bedroom and 31 three-bedroom units, and the structure will be fire-resistant. The site’s six petroleum tanks, formerly owned by Commander Oil, were demolished in March, and completion is expected in late 2017.
The hulking remains of Greenpoint Terminal Market once dominated West Street in Greenpoint, after a mysterious 10-alarm fire destroyed much of the former industrial complex in 2006. But the low-slung factories are finally giving way to towers. One developer has filed new building applications for a 19-story residential development at 27 West Street, between Calyer and Quay Streets, a block south of the old Terminal Market.
Mendel Gold has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1140 Bushwick Avenue, in central Bushwick, four blocks from the J and Z trains’ stop at Gates Avenue. The building will measure 5,156 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 737 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Udoette Isaiah is the architect of record, and the site’s current three-story townhouse was filed for emergency demolition over the summer.
Early this year, the New York Daily News reported the landmarked three-story synagogue at 415 East 6th Street, in the East Village, was being partially converted into residential units, and now the structure’s penthouse addition is being constructed, per EV Grieve. The finished structure will stand five stories and measure 8,634 square feet, up from an original 6,344 square feet. The synagogue will continue to operate on the ground floor with 2,000 square feet, but three residential units are being built above, each averaging 2,115 square feet. East River Partners is developing, while Joseph Pell Lombardi is designing.
Last month, a rep for Extell told the NY Post that all images of Nordstrom Tower released so far are inaccurate, which is especially confusing considering some of the images came from documents produced in-house at the firm. But the PR doublespeak is technically correct, and YIMBY can now confirm that there has indeed been an additional tweak to the plans, and the country’s future tallest building (by roof height) has been scalped of its spire.