Ever since the Beijing-based conglomerate China Oceanwide Holdings acquired two sites in New York’s South Street Seaport from Howard Hughes Corp. in the Financial District in 2016 for $390 million, the site’s future has remained as opaque as the company itself. Oceanwide apparently planned to build a mixed-use supertall as high as 1,436 feet at 80 South Street (which includes the second site it purchased from Howard Hughes at 163 Front Street).
When YIMBY last checked in on the site for 25 West 24th Street back in 2016, a 47-bed homeless shelter was in the works, proposed by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Now, a new rendering by Issac & Stern Architects has revealed the planned exterior for the project in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, which indicates a substantial change in plans. The new structure shown looks to stand 18 stories tall, and is located between 5th and 6th Avenue.
Renovations to David Rockefeller’s old Upper East Side townhouse have been proposed before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Originally completed in 1924 by architects Treanor & Fatio, the residence is located at 146 East 65th Street and sits on the easternmost boundary of the Upper East Side Historic District.
New construction permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 221 Port Richmond Avenue, in Staten Island’s Port Richmond neighborhood. The corner site, between Castleton Avenue and Anderson Avenue, will soon be home to 48 affordable housing units, to be completed by 2021. Located in a commercial area, the lot is about a 22 minute bus ride along Castleton Avenue to the St. George ferry terminal that connects to Manhattan. Hudson Companies is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY has the exclusive on a new rendering showing the current design for 77 Charlton Street, aka 82 King Street, set to rise in the Hudson Square neighborhood. Comprised of two buildings, the project is being designed by S9 Architecture & Engineering, the architect of record. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer for the new residential complex. 77 Charlton will stand 15 stories, rising 183 feet, and will contain 161 units. In total, the project will encompass just over 200,000 square feet of space.