A consortium of developers including Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silverstein Properties, and BedRock Real Estate Partners has revealed extensive plans to redevelop and construct a five-block mixed-use complex in Astoria, Queens. Designed by ODA’s New York design studio, the development is known as Innovation QNS and is expected to yield up to 2,700 apartments and more than 400,000 square feet of commercial area.
Davis Brody Bond‘s 21-story tech hub known as Zero Irving is rising quickly at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Formerly named the Union Square Tech Training Center, the project is being developed by RAL Development and Suffolk Construction and will yield 254,000 square feet with affordable and market-rate office space for tech companies, retail, and dining facilities managed by Urbanspace.
Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 1636 Flatbush Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Aurelia Court and Flatbush Avenue, the corner lot is a short walk to the Flatbush Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Also nearby is the Brooklyn Triangle commercial retail building and Brooklyn College. Solomon Feder under the 1640 Flatbush OZ Owner LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previously SL Green Realty filed plans for a mixed-use development of similar size.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 116-01 101st Avenue in South Richmond Hill, Queens. Located between 116th Street and 117th Street, the interior lot is four blocks from the Lefferts Boulevard subway station, serviced by the A train. Tara Singh under the SP 116th Realty Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition is finished and excavation work is now in full swing for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square. Since YIMBY’s last update in late February, the final remaining building at 304 Hudson Street has been cleared from the property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the upcoming 22-story building will eventually top out at 320 feet tall. Skanska oversaw the demolition process for the Hudson Square complex, which involved the razing of four structures.