Renderings from THINK Architecture & Design were recently presented to the Department of City Planning in lengthy proposals to rezone a busy corner of Far Rockaway, Queens. The project comprises two adjacent parcels on Beach 67th and 68th Streets between Thursby Avenue and Beach Channel Drive. “Development Site 1” sits mid-block on Beach 67th Street and comprises six neighboring lots. “Development Site 2” is a through-block lot on Beach 68th Street with additional frontage along Beach 67th Street. Zoning amendments are required to facilitate all construction.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 751 Crotona Park North in Crotona, The Bronx. Located between Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue, the interior lot is in walking distance of the 174th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Calos Louis under the Crotona North LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 635 Chauncey Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway, the interior lot is steps from the Chauncey Street subway station, serviced by the J and Z trains. The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Foundation work is underway for Disney’s 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 320-foot-tall structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties. Disney purchased the parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million, and Skanska was responsible for the demolition of four structures that wrapped up last summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.
The Jersey City Housing Authority is preparing to launch the nation’s first municipal vertical farming program in an effort to provide free, nutritious food to vulnerable communities. The Vertical Farming Program will consist of ten vertical farms throughout Jersey City.