Construction is complete on 2226 Third Avenue, a ten-story mixed-use building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by DXA Studio Architecture and developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation, the 145-foot-tall structure yields 193,000 square feet of laboratory and medical research space that will cater to biotech start-ups, as well as 36,547 square feet for commercial use and 97,759 square feet of community facility space. REEC 3rd Ave LLC is listed as the owner, GACE Consulting Engineers was the structural engineer, ICOR Consulting Engineers was the MEP engineer, and The Rinaldi Group was the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 121st Street.
Construction has kicked off on Fischer Senior Apartments, a senior housing property at 97 West 169th Street in Highbridge, The Bronx. Designed by Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects and developed by West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH), the structure will yield 105 homes for seniors, including 54 units for the formerly homeless. All of the units will be reserved for households 55 years and older making less than 50 percent of the area median income.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Turin HDFC, a 19-story cooperative building at 609 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Built in 1971, the structure yields 188 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 24 resale units for residents at 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $135,709 to $326,205.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 233 East 202nd Street in Jerome Park, The Bronx. Located between Grand Concourse and Valentine Avenue, the interior lot is one block from the Bedford Park Boulevard subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Franc Gjini under the 2625 Grand Avenue Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction is nearing completion on the Urban League Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners, the 414-000-square-foot structure will yield 170 affordable housing units, 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail area including a Target and a 28,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s on the ground floor. The development will serve as the home for the National Urban League and the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 126th Street to the north, 125th Street to the south, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.