Exterior work is getting close to completion on 52-03 Center Boulevard, a 587-foot-tall skyscraper in Hunters Point, Queens, and its shorter 475-foot-tall sibling at 52-41 Center Boulevard. Designed by ODA Architecture with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 46- and 56-story towers are part of TF Cornerstone‘s Hunters Point South development, which is set to yield a grand total of 1,194 residential units. Of these, 719 will be designated for affordable housing. 52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard are situated along the waterfront esplanade of the East River and are bound by Center Boulevard to the west, Borden Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the east, and 54th Avenue to the south.
The next phase of development at 2856 Webster Avenue, a new affordable housing complex in Bedford Park, The Bronx will introduce a sprawling new grocery store operated by Cherry Valley Marketplace. The retailer has committed to operate under guidelines established New York City’s Food Retail Expansion to Support Heath (FRESH) program, which promotes the establishment and retention of grocery stores that dedicate required selling space to perishable food items within underserved communities.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 38 Stratford Road, a five-story residential building in Prospect Park South, Brooklyn. Designed by Tecnico Engineering, the structure yields 17,188 square feet and 14 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are five units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $63,429 to $167,570.
It looks like construction is coming to a close on Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue and the second-tallest building in Long Island City, Queens. Also known as Queens Plaza Park, the 67-story tower is designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization and will yield 958 rental units with interiors designed by Selldorf Architects, including 300 units set aside as affordable housing. Hunter Roberts is the general contractor and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering administered the mechanical systems for the project, which is bound by Northern Boulevard to the east, Queens Plaza North and Dutch Kills Green to the south, and 41st Avenue to the west.
Construction is topped out on 50 Trinity Place, a 28-story Aloft Hotel in the Financial District. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by FIT Investment Corporation, which purchased the property for $15 million in 2012, the 77,310-square-foot tower will yield 173 hotel rooms at the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street, diagonally across from Trinity Church.