Construction has topped out on the 43-story, 376-unit mixed-use tower, dubbed Ellipse, at 1-25 14th Street, located in the Newport section of Jersey City, N.J. The structure, which is now receiving glass installation on its 27th floor, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 592,800-square-foot tower’s apartments will be rentals, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. There will be 24,000 square feet of amenities, as well as a retail component near street level. The LeFrak Organization is the developer. Arquitectonica is the design architect and Haines, Lundberg & Waehler (HLW) is the executive architect. Completion is expected later this year.
Another sky-scraping residential tower is headed for the blocks near City Hall. Roe Corporation filed plans yesterday for a 42-story, mixed-use building at 265 Broadway, across from City Hall Park between Warren and Chambers streets.
A partially-vacant lot in Queens is one step closer to being filled. However, the design offered Tuesday failed to win over the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which heard a proposal to construct a new single-family home at 320 Kenmore Road, in the Douglaston Historic District.
CIM Group has entered into contract to purchase, for nearly $90 million, the vacant 24-story, 156-unit apartment building at 301 First Avenue, located on the corner of East 17th Street in Gramercy. The future owners of the 200,000-square-foot tower are floating plans to either renovate the property into rental apartments or demolishing it for a new condominium building, The Real Deal reported. The 13,248-square-foot lot is currently overbuilt under present-day zoning laws. The building was built in 1969 to house Mount Sinai Beth Israel medical personnel and was vacated in the summer of 2016.
An anonymous Queens-based LLC has filed applications for two three-story, six-unit residential buildings at 327 and 329 Rutland Road, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The new buildings will measure 5,068 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 600 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park, N.Y.-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 4,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story wood-frame house. Demolition permits were filed August.