The City Planning Commission is currently reviewing an updated draft scope of work to expand the New York Blood Center’s Upper East Side headquarters. The commission will need to approve proposed amendments to the area’s existing zoning rules before the project can begin.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 143-10 94th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located between 143rd Street and Liverpool Street, the lot is close to the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport subway station, serviced by the E, J, and Z trains. Makhan Sandhu under the 94th Avenue Hospitality LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade work is progressing on Front & York, a 1.1-million-square-foot residential development at 85 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by CIM Group and LIVWRK, the project consists of a pair of 21-story residential towers that rise from a multi-story full-block podium. The property will yield 728 apartments with prices starting around $950,000.
Developers behind a new eight-story affordable housing building in Yonkers recently secured more than $7.85 million in construction financing to complete the project. Known as 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway, the development will contain 81 mixed-income rental apartments for households between 30 percent and 90 percent of the area median income.
Exterior work is complete on The Wheeler, a mixed-use development at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and Shimoda Design Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the project involved the construction of modern 14-story, 256-foot-tall addition atop a historic Art Deco building containing a Macy’s department store. The steel-framed addition yields 843,830 square feet of new commercial space above the Macy’s, which spans the first four floors. Offices take up the remaining 90,000 square feet and feature 16-foot-tall ceiling heights. The property is also addressed as 422 Fulton Street.