Located between Schenck Avenue and Barbey Street in East New York, Brooklyn, permits are up for a new residential project at 518-523 Belmont Avenue. Nearby transit access is two city blocks west, at the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains on Pitkin Avenue. The project consists of supportive housing in conjunction with the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation’s Supportive Housing Loan Program.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 669 St. Marks Avenue, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Rogers and Nostrand Avenues, the interior site is a merger with the lot at 673 St. Marks Avenue. Nearby transit access includes the Nostrand Avenue LIRR train stop that is four blocks north of the proposed development, and the A and C trains at the Nostrand Avenue subway station six blocks north of the project. Massimo Cocco of Masmark LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Union Theological Seminary is working to sell air rights to Lendlease and L+M Development Partners to create a 42-story tower in Morningside Heights. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is designing the new mixed-use building, which will stand 466 feet to its pinnacle, easily making it the tallest in the neighborhood. The project is part of a $125 million rehabilitation initiative which will also include much needed renovations to the Seminary’s 119-year old campus.
Located at 1225 Broadway between West 29th Street and West 30th Street and between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, a new Virgin Hotel is set to rise 476 feet above NoMad. The project will have nearly 300,000 square feet of space, with 460 hotel rooms and 90,000 square feet of retail in the tower’s podium. The building is being designed by VOA Associates and developed by the Lam Group. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group is in charge of the 38-story hotel management.
A new, 22-story Hyatt Centric Hotel has topped-out just a short walk from Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal. Located at 16 East 39th Street, the hotel will include 162 short-stay rooms, a rear courtyard, along with restaurant and lounge areas positioned on both ground and rooftop levels. In total, the hotel will comprise 77,858 square feet.