Preservationists spent years decrying the state of the decrepit, city-owned school at 425 Grand Concourse in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, until the city announced that it would demolish the landmarked Gothic building, formerly P.S. 31, in April. Now the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has released an RFP (request for proposals) to redevelop the property into affordable housing.
In northern Greenpoint, three mid-rise affordable residential buildings are going up, with 21 Commercial Street, a six-story, 93-unit residential building, the first to top out. In May, foundation work was underway at 33 Eagle Street, where a seven-story, 98-unit building is planned, and now construction is above street level, according to Brownstoner.
Six months ago, foundation work was underway at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea, where Related Companies is developing an 11-story, 39-condo-unit building. Now construction is up to the second floor, according to Curbed. Zaha Hadid is designing, and the nearly 149,000 square-foot building will include 11,180 square feet of commercial space, which will be broken into two retail units on the ground floor, according to Schedule A. Completion is expected in 2016.
Construction has begun at 2-4 Weaver Street, in southern Scarsdale, on a three-story, 11-unit luxury rental building. Dubbed The Heathcote, the project also incorporates an existing tavern at the intersection, which will be renovated to include an additional three units and a fitness center. Occupancy is slated for Summer 2016. TREECO (The Real Estate Equity Company) is developing, and Richard Henry Behr Architects is designing, according to Westfair Communications.
Property owner Tony Romano has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 25-48 127th Street, in the southern end of College Point. The building will measure 2,895 square feet, which means units will average 965 square feet. The project will have off-street parking, and Frank Quatela is the architect of record.