The Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing proposals to renovate the William Ulmer Brewery at 71-83 Beaver Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As envisioned by DXA Studio, the building’s façade would receive a major facelift with interiors repurpose for retail and office use.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential complex at 55 Summit Street in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront District. Located between Columbia Street and Hamilton Avenue, the nearest subway is Carroll Street station, serviced by the F and G trains. RJ Capital Holdings, listed as the owner behind the applications, also filed permits for four townhouses with one unit and one parking space at the adjacent 57, 59, 61, and 63 Summit Street addresses.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 37 Brighton 2nd Place in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Located between Brighton 2nd Lane and Brighton 3rd Street, the interior lot is near the busy crossways of Neptune Avenue and Ocean Parkway. The closest subway station is Ocean Parkway, serviced by the Q train. Vladimir Markowski is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Margaritaville Resort at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square has climbed to the pinnacle. Work on the curtain wall has also moved along quickly and is nearing the upper floors of the reinforced concrete superstructure. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties along with MHP Real Estate Services, the nearly $300 million project will help fulfill the booming demand for hotel space as tourism to New York City and areas like Times Square continues to rise. The 29-story tower is located at the corner of Seventh avenue and West 40th Street and will contain 234 rooms.
Window installation is underway at 232 East 54th Street, a topped-out residential building in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the extruded square-shaped, reinforced concrete structure rises 420 feet tall and features a simple grid of windows on all four sides. Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties, as per YIMBY’s previous updates on the construction site.