Sequoia Development Group and GRID Real Estate are planning a 16-story, 300-unit mixed-use building at 533 Mercer Street, located on the corner of Jordan Avenue in the McGinley Square section of Jersey City. Dubbed 289 Jordan, it would include apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, of which 56 units, or roughly 19 percent, would be designated as affordable. There would also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, Jersey Digs reported. Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is responsible for the design. Before the as-of-right project can rise, a collection of single- to three-story mixed-use structures must first be demolished.
An anonymous Chinatown-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 11-unit residential building at 81 McGuinness Boulevard, in southern Greenpoint. The project will measure 11,768 square feet and its residential units should average 752 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Maspeth-based Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the architect of record. The 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Brooklyn-based TNE Buildings has filed applications for two four-story, multi-family residential buildings at 340-342 Melrose Street, in western Bushwick. One of the buildings will measure 8,165 square feet and contain eight units, averaging 817 square feet apiece. The other building will measure 5,500 square feet and contain six units, averaging 733 square feet apiece. Both buildings will likely contain rental apartments. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 5,000-square-foot assemblage is vacant.
A Queens-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 111-51 42nd Avenue, in North Corona. The project will measure 2,849 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 950 square feet apiece. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Anthony Cucich’s Astoria-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot property, which partially occupied by a two-story, wood-frame house, is set to be subdivided into to separate lots to accommodate the new building.
A quintet of new works by architect Robert A.M. Stern are making their mark on various parts of Manhattan, all with his signature style. 70 Vestry Street is in the early stages of construction; 30 Park Place, which includes the Four Seasons Downtown hotel, opened its doors in October; 20 East End Avenue could open this year; and 220 Central Park South is on the rise adjacent to Billionaires’ Row. Today, we check in on his skyscraping residential building at 520 Park Avenue.