Two years ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission greenlighted an innovative design to convert a Tootsie Roll factory to condos at 325 West Broadway in Soho. Now we have a new rendering of the aluminum and glass-clad project, dubbed XOCO 325 after the Catalan word for chocolate.
In early 2014, Steven Schnall’s six-story, nine-unit residential building topped-out at 15 Leonard Street, in Tribeca, and now Curbed has photos of the structure’s completed façade. Turett Collaborative Architects is designing, and the building is almost ready for opening after just two years since construction initially began. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is serving as architect of record.
Applications filed last December at 504-524 Myrtle Avenue, in Clinton Hill, called for a six-story, 92-unit mixed-use building, but DNAinfo reports the unit count has increased, and the project will now stand eight stories tall. In the old filings, retail spanned 20,755 square feet on the first two levels. A rendering has also appeared at the site, where a single-story building has now been demolished. HTO Architects is designing, and Silverstone Property Group is developing.
Time Equities plans to convert The Venetian, a five-story, 33-unit rental building at 447 Avenue P in the southwestern corner of Midwood, into condominiums. The developer acquired the building in December of 2014 for $27 million, just two years after the project opened in 2012. The building, located a block away from the Avenue P stop on the F line, also has 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Property owner Salvatore Lombardi has filed demolition permits to remove the existing two-story, two-unit house at 139 15th Street, in southern Gowanus, two blocks north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The property could yield a new development of 6,164 square feet, and Brownstoner notes that applications were filed in 2011 for a five-story, eight-unit building. The site hasn’t changed hands since 2010, so plans for such a project may still be in the works.