The glass curtain wall is closing in on the final floors of the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 476-foot-tall tower will yield 460 hotel rooms and 90,000 square feet of retail within the podium. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the 300,000-square-foot property.
New renderings of a five-story residential building in Far Rockaway reveal what could take shape on the neighborhood’s southern shore. The proposed site at 2-29 Beach 14th Street measures approximately 11,211 square feet. Although permits were originally filed in November 2017, renderings have only now surfaced.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 150-13 89th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located at the intersection of 153rd Street and 89th Avenue, the lot is near the Sutphin Boulevard subway station, serviced by the F train. Chetrit Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. In 2015, YIMBY reported the same developer’s proposed redevelopment of Mary Immaculate Hospital on the block-long site, a 16-story rental complex with 339 apartments.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 110-12 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens. Located between 110th Street and 111th Street, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 111th Street subway station, serviced by the A train. Sukhjinder Singh under the 129-10 Atlantic Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications, and previously filed permits for a four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at the same site.
A recent split 2-2 vote by the Board of Standards and Appeals upheld the city’s Department of Buildings’ approval for 50 West 66th Street, which will become the Upper West Side’s tallest building. Local NIMBY group Landmark West was defeated in its assertion that developer Extell wrongly used mechanical space to bump up the 775-foot-tall height of the project without taking into consideration floor area restrictions.