Construction is now 10 stories above street level on the 33-story, 271-key AC Hotel, a Marriott brand, under development at 151 Maiden Lane, located on the corner of Front Street in the Financial District. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure will measure 139,891 square feet and stand 336 feet to its pinnacle at the top of the bulkhead. Retail space will occupy some of the ground floor and hotel rooms will be located on the third through 30th floors. LCRE Group is the developer and Pizzarotti-IBC is building the project. Peter F. Poon’s SoHo-based architecture firm is the architect. Completion is expected in the summer of 2017.
Last week, applications were filed for a four-story, 18,987-square-foot commercial building at 286 Lenox Avenue, located between West 124th and 125th streets in Harlem. A rendering of the project has since surfaced, courtesy of Harlem+Bespoke. Staten Island-based Gambino+LaPorta Architecture is behind the design. There plan includes retail space on the ground floor and office space on the second, third, and fourth floors. The rendering indicates Sephora, a French cosmetic company, may set up shop in the building, although nothing has been confirmed. An anonymous Midtown East-based LLC is the property owner. A two-story building must first be demolished.
Construction is underway on the top floor of a 12-story, 32-unit mixed-use project at 550 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 61,502 square feet and rise 135 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead. There will be 4,572 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by condominiums, averaging 1,573 square feet apiece, on the floors above. Cary Tamarkin’s Flatiron District-based Tamarkin Company is the developer and is designing the project in-house. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
The northeastern Bronx is still a bastion of small market-rate development. Yesterday, plans surfaced for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 3545 White Plains Road in Williamsbridge, a couple blocks east of Woodlawn Cemetery and the Bronx River.
Brooklyn-based Oladega Properties has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 545 Bristol Street, located on the corner of Lott Avenue on the southern end of Brownsville. The project will measure 4,600 square feet and its residential units should average 920 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Olabanji Awosika’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot property is vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the 3 train is five blocks away.