Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 131 Concord Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Located between Jay Street and Bridge Plaza Court, the lot is a short walk to the York Street subway station, serviced by the F train. Cheskel Schwimmer under the Chess Builders LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 80-97 Cypress Avenue, a five-story residential building in Ridgewood, Queens. Designed by Monica Lopez Architect and developed by PSCH Cypress Avenue HDFC, the structure yields 66 residences and 13 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 26 units for residents at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $34,218 to $77,340.
Exterior work is finishing up on Eagle + West, a two-tower residential project at 227 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story reinforced concrete superstructures will yield a total of 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, Marmol Radziner is designing the interiors, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for constructing the buildings, which are located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets within the Greenpoint Landing master plan.
Construction is complete on 23-20 Jackson Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the 85,851-square-foot structure yields retail space, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp. King Contracting Group was in charge of assembling the red brick façade for the property, which is located at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Pearson Street.
In celebration of Black History Month, the public plaza fronting 300 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn will feature a temporary outdoor theatre with programming from local artists and creators. Presented in collaboration by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Van Alen institute, Soft-Firm, and Two Trees Management, “Drive Thru” launched February 17 and will culminate in a live finale performance on April 13.