An Environmental Assessment Statement released by the NYC Department of City Planning reveals how proposals to rezone Manhattan’s SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods could permanently alter the area. The actions aim to expand allowable residential density for multifamily buildings, spur the construction of income-restricted and permanently affordable housing, and increase available community facilities. If approved, the upzone could spur the development of more than 3,200 new apartment units, 108,000 gross square feet of retail space, and 35,000 square feet of community facilities. Estimates for residential development include up to 940 affordable apartment units.
Excavation has commenced at 561 Greenwich Street, the site of a 19-story, 260,000-square-foot commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the project will add 199,353 square feet of office space to the rapidly changing neighborhood. Hines is serving as development manager and Trinity Church Wall Street is listed as the owner on permits filed last November. The site is bound by Greenwich Street Street to the west, King Street to the north, and Charlton Street to the south.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1009 Nelson Avenue in Highbridge, The Bronx. Located between West 164th Street and West 165th Street, the lot is closest to the 167th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Shaya Seidenfeld of MZS Realty is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 257 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Evergreen Avenue and Stockholm Street, the corner lot is two blocks from the Central Avenue subway station, serviced by the M train. Martin Pearl under the Stockview Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade work is wrapping up at 127 Leroy Street, a nine-story residential building in the West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Shibumi Development, the 124-foot-tall structure sits on a narrow rectangular property formerly occupied by a one-story warehouse for Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.