It was nearly two and a half years ago that YIMBY last reported on permits and a rendering for 731 and 733 Bergen Street, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Today, we have the first rendering of the project’s redesign, by Bizdesigns LLC. The new structure looks lighter, with tan panels on the two protruding sections and base, rather than dark brick, as well as paneled screens on the lower floors. The windows were also subject to changes, and the nine balconies will be colored black, instead of red.
Demolition permits have been filed for 308, 310, 312, and 314 East 86th Street, by 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, all by the same developer. The buildings are right next to the new 86th Street Subway Station, serviced by the Q train. The sites are owned by Izaki Group Investments, who were reported as purchasing three of the sites in March of 2017 for $42 million, from Extell Development, which purchased the sites in April of 2016.
The West Side’s building boom has been nothing short of transformative over the past few years, resulting in two new residential buildings of over 1,000 units apiece. While The Moinian Group’s Sky opened in 2016, TF Cornerstone’s 606 West 57th Street is also closing in on the finish line. With leasing expected to begin in a few months, YIMBY has word that the tower has officially been named The Max, in honor of Max Elghanayan.
New renderings are out for a twelve-story mixed-use building under construction at 411 West 35th Street, in the Hudson Yards District of Manhattan. The Lewis is named after Lewis Katz, who dedicated his life to improving the chances of success for younger people, particularly those disadvantaged by circumstance. This news corresponds with the launch of leasing for the 186 rental units.
Our last reporting on 845 Howard Avenue was after the NYC Department of City Planning gave approval to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ design in October. Now, permits have been filed for the site, which also goes by 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project will be named Edwin’s Place, and will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc.