Despite flooding and complaints from angry neighbors, Lightstone has pushed forward with its nearly 700-unit mega development at 363-365 Bond Street along the Gowanus Canal.
Development has been picking up quickly in the Broadway Triangle, and today we have the first look at another project coming to the Williamsburg neighborhood, at 311-313 Wallabout Street.
The Court Square Blog reports the 10-story, 40-unit mixed-use development at 42-60 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, has topped out, “and crews have begun façade work.” The building’s retail space will total 2,309 square feet, and completion is expected by the end of this year.
Arker Companies has plans to expand a six-story, 13,300 square-foot commercial building at 211 West 28th Street, in Chelsea, “into a roughly 24,600 square-foot affordable housing building,” The Real Deal reports.
The issue of shadows over Midtown had seemingly been settled over a century ago, with the construction of the neighborhood’s first skyscrapers, but many of the new trees in New York’s urban forest will stand a substantial height taller than the existing plateau. While critics have lurked in the background since the death of the original Torre Verre, they are once again out in full force, seeking new limitations on development due to “the shadows.”