Fong Benny, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 832 40th Street, in eastern Sunset Park, three blocks from the D train’s 9th Avenue stop. The building will measure 7,586 square feet, and that includes a 2,085 square-foot daycare facility on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will beginning on the second floor, and units will average a rental-sized 688 square feet each. Borough Park-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and the existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.
Excavation has commenced at 26 Avenue B, in the East Village, where a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building is planned, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 7,732 square feet, which includes 1,614 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; according to the Schedule A, an eating and drinking establishment is planned. Residential units above will average 765 square feet apiece. Back when the filings were submitted to the DOB in 2011, Shiming Tam was the architect, but now Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is serving as applicant of record.
PWR Holdings has placed the development site at 111 Montgomery Street, in western Crown Heights, on the market with an asking price in the mid-$40 million, according to Commercial Observer. The 22,000 square-foot site boasts 168,000 square feet of development rights. New building applications were filed to build a 12-story, 173-unit apartment building on the property in March.
Last month, Italian developer Est4te Four announced that they needed a partner willing to shell out at least $100 million to build a huge office project along the Red Hook waterfront. Now YIMBY’s got a new set of renderings for the development, which was recently named Red Hook Innovation Studios.