New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently reviewed proposals to transform the grounds surrounding Charleston, Staten Island’s historic Kreischer Mansion into an 11-building residential complex. The LPC had generally positive comments about the project, located at 4500 Arthur Kill Road, but did request some minor changes to the proposals including the height of the new residential structures, proposed landscaping, and the distance between the Victorian home and the new construction.
Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 625 Brook Avenue in Melrose, The Bronx. Located between East 152nd Street and East 153rd Street, the through lot is near the 3rd Avenue-149 Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Sally Gilliland of The Hudson Companies Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 179 Lott Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Tilden Avenue and Beverley Road, the interior lot is five blocks west of Beverly Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Joel Waldman under the Lott Residence LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The glass façade of Seaport Residences, formally addressed as One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, is continuing to rise up the slender reinforced concrete superstructure in the Financial District. Most of the blue glass envelope on the eastern elevation is complete, though not much progress has occurred on the other sides of the skyscraper. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC, the 200,000-square-foot, 60-story residential building will contain 80 units, sales of which will be handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Ray Builders is the current contractor for the South Street Seaport-adjacent project, while Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer.
Issac & Stern Architects and Picksell Studio are working with developer Horizon Group to transform a three-story Classical Revival style building in Chinatown, Manhattan. New renderings of the project offer a first look at the ongoing residential redevelopment located at 61 Rivington Street. The original structure was completed around 1903 and served as a downtown branch of The New York Public Library. The base of the building incorporates horizontally scored masonry that transitions into red brick at the second and third floors.