The New York City Council has unanimously approved applications for zoning amendments that will facilitate a commercial redevelopment project at 23-10 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by New England-based Dynamic Star, the project entails the partial demolition and expansion of an existing warehouse and the construction of a 26-story office tower.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 71-82 Parsons Boulevard, an eight-story mixed-use building at 79-71 Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, Queens. Designed by ARC Architecture + Design Studio and developed by Joshua Asherian, the structure yields 94 residences, 7,518 square feet of community space, and 45 parking spaces. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 29 units for residents at 80 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $55,269 to $187,330.
Crews are readying for excavation at the site of Majestic, a 12-story residential building at 540 DeGraw Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Domain Companies, Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Urban Investment Group, Vorea Group, and Mega Development, the 146-foot-tall structure will span 244,882 square feet and yield 268 rental units with an average scope of 861 square feet, as well as 13,929 square feet of retail and office space and 45 enclosed parking spaces. Twenty-five percent of the apartments will be designated for affordable housing. Future Green Studio is the landscape designer and Mega Contracting Group is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 537 Sackett Street and bound by DeGraw Street to the north, Sackett Street to the south, and Nevins Street to the west.
Renovation work is progressing on 105 Washington Street, a six-story former residential building in Manhattan’s Financial District that is being converted to a homeless shelter under the city’s Safe Haven program. Designed by EQ Architecture & Design and developed by The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), the 97-year-old structure spans 22,088 square feet and will yield 84 housing units. Penta Restoration Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Carlisle and Rector Streets.
The historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn will soon be home to a new Education and Welcome center at 749 Fifth Avenue, where construction has already broken ground. Located in Park Slope along the cemetery’s western boundary, the 22,000-square-foot center will feature a permanent collection of photographs and artifacts, flexible learning spaces, Green-Wood’s new Center for Research, staff offices, and event space for local community organizations.