Construction is up to the 10th floor of Commune Hotel & Resort’s planned 20-story, 229-key hotel at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown. According to Bowery Boogie, the hotel will be operated by Joie de Vivre, and a retail portion is included in the base of the structure. Peter Poon is designing the project, which is expected to be complete in Spring 2016.
In May, YIMBY brought you news of a residential conversion at 555 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, which, at the time, was denied the green light at its LPC presentation. Curbed now has news of the project’s approval, which received minor revisions. Cary Tamarkin is developing and designing the conversion of the six-story building, which will eventually be expanded by one floor to have 12 to 15 units.
Mayer Meisels has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 5214 15th Avenue, in central Borough Park. The building will measure nearly 17,800 square feet, and a 2,750 square-foot community facility will span the top floor. Each unit, probably condos, will average roughly 1,500 square feet, and Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record. The existing three-story building has five apartments, and demolition permits have not yet been filed. This would mark the developer’s fifth new building application in Borough Park this week, after 1230 48th Street.
A little over a year ago, YIMBY revealed renderings for Ranger Properties’ nine-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 41-07 Crescent Street, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog reports the topped-out structure’s façade has nearly completed installation. The 36,320 square-foot building will include nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space. Fogarty Finger is designing, and completion is scheduled for this September.
Last December, foundation work started at 265 State Street, in Boerum Hill, where Flank and the Carlyle Group are developing a 20-story, 128-unit mixed-use building. Brownstoner now reports the building is up two stories above street level, and YIMBY has word that almost 80% of the structure’s units are in contract. Dubbed The Boerum, a hotel will occupy the first six floors, and retail is expected on the ground level. Flank is the design architect (as the firm designs and develops its own projects in-house), and Goldstein Hill & West is serving as the architect of record. Completion is slated for 2016.