Grid Group and Lekas Realty have closed on a $32 million construction loan to complete a high-rise affordable housing property in West Harlem. Located at 1440 Amsterdam Avenue, the property will top out at 26 stories and yield 393 rental apartments, an Associated supermarket on the ground floor, and an enclosed parking garage. The latter includes roughly 120 rent-restricted units, 25 percent of which will be prioritized for current NYCHA residents.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 461 Alabama Avenue, a seven-story community facility building in New Lots, Brooklyn. Designed by Newman Design Architects and developed by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the structure yields 71 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 19 units for residents at 40 to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $29,760 to $86,460.
Excavation and foundation work is underway at 64 University Place, the site of an 11-story residential building in Greenwich Village. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Bsafal, the 125-foot-tall, 55,000-square-foot structure will yield 28 condominium units with sales and marketing led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the The Eklund ǀ Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as well as a community facility and ground-floor retail space. SPACE Copenhagen is the interior designer, Deborah Nevins is the landscape designer, and CNY Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between East 10th and East 11th Streets. Ancora Enginerring is the SOE and foundations engineer and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer.
Construction has topped out on 155-165 West 29th Street, a 17-story self-storage facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Mancini Duffy and developed by Highland Development Ventures and The Davis Companies, the 223-foot-tall structure will yield 180,000 square feet with 6,300 storage units. Cauldwell Wingate is the general contractor and McNamara Salvia is the structural engineer for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Extell Development Company has closed on $425 million construction loan to complete a mixed-use high-rise at 1520 First Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The 30-story building will include a mix of medical and commercial office space with frontage along East 80th and East 81st Streets.