A rendering of the base has been revealed, along with new details, of the 1,100-unit mixed-use development proposed at 321 East 96th Street, located in East Harlem near the border of the Upper East Side. The latest plans call for a 1.3-million-square-foot complex featuring a 68-story tower, DNAinfo reported. It includes a total 270,000 square feet of space for three academic facilities: the School of Cooperative Technical Education (COOP Tech), a vocational trade school currently located on-site in a four-story building, and Heritage School and Park East High School, two public high schools with existing facilities nearby.
Full renderings have been revealed of the six-story, 505-key TWA Hotel, a redevelopment of the vacant TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens. A groundbreaking ceremony was also recently held for the project, Curbed NY reported. Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the design, which incorporates much of the existing airport terminal, designated an individual and interior landmark. MCR Development and JetBlue Airways Corporation, the developers, are leasing the terminal from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Since the terminal is owned by the Port Authority, approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission is not required, although the project had to pass the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Completion is expected in 2018.
As Mayor de Blasio’s initiatives to create affordable housing continue to fail, bright spots for advocates of a better and more inclusive New York City are few and far between. In the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side, JDS, Extell, CIM, L+M, and the Starrett Group are planning five new towers with 700 affordable units. NIMBYs don’t care. Despite all that affordable housing, red herrings went flying at a community meeting last night, and the echo chamber of outrage reverberated all the way onto the internet.
As promised earlier this year, the New York City Economic Development Corporation has launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to redevelop the crumbling, 80-acre Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, in central Staten Island. The city is seeking a development team to transform the former tuberculosis hospital into a mixed-use neighborhood called Sea View Healthy Community. There would be a mix of medical offices, retail spaces, residential units including affordable housing, community facilities, and public open space. Proposals are due March 24, 2017, DNAinfo reported.
South Ozone Park-based Anata Inc. has filed applications for three three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 88 through 92 Crescent Street, in East New York’s Cypress Hills section. The buildings will measure between 3,227 square feet and 3,520 square feet. Two of them will contain three apartments, while the third will contain only two. Across all three buildings, the apartments should average 1,256 square feet apiece, which means that either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. Massapequa, N.Y.-based Hogan Associates is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 6,985-square-foot assemblage consists of a vacant lot and a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March.