DNAinfo reports BFC Partners have broken ground this week on Empire Outlets, a 100-store mall at 35 Richmond Terrace, in St. George. The development will also include an 11-story, 190-unit mixed-use hotel and residential building, and the entire project will total 443,000 square feet. DNAinfo also broke news of the mall’s most recently signed tenants; Applebee’s, Gap, and White House Black Market will together take 100,000 square feet, joining H&M and Nordstrom Rack.
As the city rolls out its latest plan to revitalize Jamaica, Queens, new building applications have been filed for a four-story commercial and community facility building at 167-14 Hillside Avenue, in the heart of downtown Jamaica.
EV Grieve has noticed Vinbaytel Property Development’s seven-story, seven-condo-unit mixed-use building is wrapping up construction at 67 Avenue C, in the East Village. The façade has been installed, and the building will also includes a commercial unit for a retail tenant. Opening is scheduled for this summer.
SL Green Realty has filed applications for a four-story, 6,020 square-foot commercial building — rising 57 feet tall — at 719 7th Avenue, in Midtown’s Theater District. The job description states the building will be solely for retail, and will feature signage above the roof. TPG Architecture is designing, and the existing three-story building was approved for demolition back in December.
Investor Benzion Kohn has acquired the six-story, 182-rental-unit mixed-use building at 975 Walton Avenue, in The Concourse, for $31 million, per The Real Deal. The previous owners bought the 279,000 square-foot building for about $11.3 million in 2010; commercial space in the structure totals 1,000 square feet.