Soho Properties, MHP Real Estate Services and Hampshire Hotels Group have closed on the purchase of 19,772 square feet of air rights for their planned 29-story, 384-foot mixed-use commercial building at 560 7th Avenue, in Midtown (at 40th Street), according to Commercial Observer. A 238-key Dream Hotel is planned, which will also feature retail space on the ground & second floor, and restaurants on the third floor and cellar level. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is designing, and demolition of the existing six-story building is expected to commence by the end of this year.
Last year, YIMBY revealed the two-story, 88,000 square-foot Triangle Plaza Hub planned at 459 East 149th Street, in South Bronx. Now the commercial and community building is close to being fully leased, according to the Daily News. The building is expected to open this upcoming fall, and tenants include Brightpoint Health, DaVita Dialysis Center, Vistasite Eye Care, Fine Fare Supermarket, Metropolitan College of New York and Boston Market. Triangle Equities is developing, and S9 Architecture is designing.
Steve Zervoudis’ Galaxy General Contracting has filed applications for a three-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 573 Jackson Avenue, in Woodstock, a block from the Jackson Avenue 2/5 train stop in the Bronx. The building will measure 4,620 square feet in total, which includes the 440 square-foot commercial-retail unit on the ground floor. Market-rate residential units will measure 835 square feet each, and Georgios Georgopoulos is the architect of record.
BLDG Management is marketing 701 West 181st Street in northern Washington Heights as a development site, according to DNAinfo. The building once housed Manhattan’s oldest operating movie theater, which shuttered in 2011, and has since been filled with small retail tenants. The property allows for a 70,000 square-foot commercial building. Zelnik & Company Real Estate is marketing the site.
Governor Cuomo and Vice President Biden announced plans calling for the complete reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport, in East Elmhurst, Crain’s reports. The $4 billion project will have four connected terminals and will wrap around the Grand Central Parkway. There will also be 24-hour ferry service and an AirTrain linking the airport to the 7 train’s Willets Point stop. Approval from the Port Authority is required, and the terminal portion is expected to break ground in 2016 for a 2018 completion. The AirTrain link will take roughly five years to build.