The Liberty Science Center is moving forward with plans to develop an eight-story, 400,000-square-foot mixed-use academic complex on the 16-acre site at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. Dubbed SciTech Scity, it will include the Liberty Science K-12 school, which will likely consist of charter, vocational, and/or private schools, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be roughly 160,000 square feet of research and collaborative office space, called Edge Works.
A Staten Island-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1321 Richmond Road in Dongan Hills, located along Staten Island’s East Shore. The project will measure 4,870 square feet and its residential units should average 812 square feet apiece. The apartments will be condominiums for persons 55 years old or older. There will also be 10 off-street parking spaces. Staten Island-based Rampulla Associates Architects is the architect of record. The 9,742-square-foot site is vacant. The Board of Standards and Appeals must approve the project.
New building applications for single and multi-family residential developments in New York City saw a major slowdown in 2016, as the fading boom following the changes that occurred at the Department of Buildings in 2014 began to slack further. Numbers have plunged by over half since 2014, and by 38 percent since 2015. The full report with spreadsheets covering every new building application is available at the research store.
The 11-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under construction at 515 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, has topped out. Progress on the project, which includes façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure, built up from an existing six-story factory, encompasses 36,876 square feet and rises 135 feet in height. It will include 1,698 square feet of retail space across the cellar and ground floors, followed by 12 condominiums across the second through 11th floors. The apartments should average a spacious 2,932 square feet apiece. Bauhouse Group is the developer. SCDA Architects is the design architect and S.M. Berger Architecture is the architect of record.
Developer Abraham Brach has acquired, for $27.5 million, the 30,000-square-foot development site at 191 Harrison Avenue, located between Bartlett and Gerry streets in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg. The new owner plans to build a mixed-use project with community facility space, geared toward the Orthodox Jewish community, and residential units, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 120,000 square feet of development. It’s occupied by multiple dilapidated, low-rise commercial-warehouses, ranging from one to three stories. Demolition permits have yet to be filed.