Vertical construction is moving full steam ahead on the 42-story, 452-key EDITION hotel (by Marriott) under development at 701 Seventh Avenue. That’s on the corner of West 47th Street in the heart of Times Square. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The tower, dubbed 20 Times Square, will rise 517 feet above street level and will contain 269,769 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest building permits. Retail space will be located on two cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Actual hotel rooms will be located on the 14th through 40th floors.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, 45,262-square-foot commercial building at 1039 Coney Island Avenue, located on the corner of Foster Avenue in the Ditmas Park section of Flatbush. The project will contain a total of 28,886 square feet of commercial space. There will be six retail units on the ground floor, followed by office space on the second and third floors. A 42-car garage will be located in the cellar, in addition to eight off-street parking spaces outside. Dal H. Chun’s Lower East Side-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 16,376-square-foot plot is currently home to a gas station. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
An anonymous Corona-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 102-14 Radcliff Avenue, in Corona. The project will measure 6,770 square feet and its residential units should average 711 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gino Longo’s College Point-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property was occupied by a single-story brick townhouse until that was demolished back in August. The 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train is 11 blocks away.
Construction has topped out and façade installation is nearing completion on the 35-story, 220-unit mixed-use building under development at 323 Tenth Avenue, located between West 28th and 29th streets in West Chelsea. The picture of the structure is courtesy of NY Construction Photo. The latest building permits indicate the tower rises 385 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.
When the city rezoned Williamsburg in 2004, it hoped to encourage truly mixed-use buildings that knitted together apartments, office space, and light industrial businesses. Few developers have taken advantage of the commercial part of the zoning, instead choosing to squeeze as many apartments as possible onto a lot. Chelsea-based developer and architecture firm Flank decided to take a different path for their project at 60 South 2nd Street, where three quarters of the building will be devoted to office space.