JNY Capital and United Housing Company are working in collaboration on The Oasis, the country’s largest-ever Passive House office building at 38-42 12th Street, near the northern boundary of Long Island City. From Brooklyn-based design studio Archimæra, the building’s Passive House standard construction will incorporate extremely efficient mechanical and electrical systems, a low-emissivity glazing system that reduces energy costs related to interior temperature management, solar panels, and LED light fixtures, as well as an efficient building envelope and modern ventilation systems that work in tandem to improve indoor air quality.
A seven-story, fully affordable housing complex may be coming to Sunnyside, Queens. Led by non-profit developer Phipps Houses, the 167-unit building is proposed for 50-25 Barnett Avenue. Last week the local Community Board 2 voted in favor of the rezoning application needed to move forward on the project for residents with incomes between 40 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).
Curtain wall work is continuing on The Charlotte, a 626-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City and number 24 on our construction countdown. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects for Mack-Cali’s Roseland Residential Trust, the 57-story tower will yield 750 units with interiors designed by Fogarty Finger. Melillo + Bauer Associates is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, AMA Consulting Engineers is the mechanical engineer, and KSS Architects is the designer of the school that will be located in the podium.
YIMBY has an exclusive set of renderings for 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 145,000 square feet of residential space and 32 condominium units. A teaser website is now up and running and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales of the 32 two- to five-bedroom residences, some of which are planned to span 6,000 square feet.
Renderings from NDKazalas Architecture offer a first look at a new mixed-use commercial tower in Astoria, Queens. The project is located at 35-01 36th Avenue and will eventually top out at nine stories or 140 feet above grade.