Designed by JCJ Architecture, a new housing development will soon take shape in Manhattan’s East Village. Located on an interior lot at 270 East 2nd Street, the property was commissioned by Barrier Free Living, a New York-based non-profit that provides temporary and permanent housing for adults with significant physical disabilities. The new development will will provide both housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.
Permits have been filed for a new five-story residential development at 26 Quincy Street, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The permit includes a reconstruction of the western portion of the existing factory building, including damaged floor area. Previously the structure was occupied by the Salvation Army, which closed its shop doors in September of this year.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 3865 Amboy Road, in Great Kills, Staten Island. 3865 Amboy Road sits right on Amboy Road, a popular commercial thoroughfare in the neighborhood, and is about three blocks away from the Staten Island Railroad’s Great Kills station. Igor Shteiman of Chester Builders Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Located in Long Island City at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, Queens Plaza Park will soon be one of the tallest skyscrapers in both Queens and New York City. It is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. The 755-foot-tall, 67-story tower is nearing completion of its concrete foundations, and vertical ascent should begin sometime in the first half of 2019. A new updated design by Handel Architects was revealed back in April, and features a concave-shaped glass building. Selldorf Architects is designing the interiors while The Durst Organization is in charge of developing the 978,000 square foot tower.
Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project located at 511-525 West 18th Street is starting to take shape above Chelsea. When walking north on the High Line from Chelsea Market directly past Bjarke Ingels twisting residential towers dubbed “The XI,” Heatherwick’s pair of buildings will soon show off their sculptural windows on both sides of the High Line, which splits the project site down the middle. The site is being developed by Related Companies, the same firm behind Hudson Yards at the tip of the High Line’s third phase.