The 36-story, 372-unit residential tower being constructed at 225 East 39th Street, located on Tunnel Exit Street between East 39th and 40th streets in Murray Hill, has topped out since YIMBY’s last update in February, when the structure was 16 stories above street level. Curtain wall installation is now underway on the structure, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The building measures 373,248 square feet in its entirety, and its residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 922 square feet apiece. Twenty percent of the units, or 75, will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, tenant lounges, a café, a library, a landscaped courtyard, and a recreational area on the 35th floor. Fisher Brothers is the developer, and Handel Architects is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Staten Island-based Forest Side Properties has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 730 Bay Street, in Clifton, along Staten Island’s North Shore. The structure will measure 4,729 square feet, which means its full-floor units should average a spacious 1,576 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities include five off-street parking spots and a roof deck. David L. Businelli’s Staten Island-based Studio 16 Architecture is the architect of record. The 68-foot-wide, 8,252-square-foot assemblage consists of a vacant 54-foot-wide lot and the 12-foot-wide property at 726 Bay street, currently occupied by a four-story house. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located three blocks north of the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station.
Flushing-based Applo Development Group has filed applications for four three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 42-02 – 42-10 164th Street, in Murray Hill, located to the east of Downtown Flushing. They will measure between 3,732 square feet and 3,748 square feet. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average 891 square feet apiece, which could mean either homes or rental apartments are in the works. Each structure will feature a two-car garage. Michael Mastrogiacom’s Rye, N.Y.-based Mastrogiacomo Engineering is the applicant of record. The 7,923-square-foot site, located at the corner of Stanford Avenue, is currently occupied by two two-and-a-half-story houses. Demolition permits were filed in March.
Brooklyn-based New Green Holdings has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 111 Troutman Street, in western Bushwick. The structure will measure 7,592 square feet and its residential units should average 686 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor, with one of the ground floor units also containing space in the cellar level, and one of the fourth-floor apartments featuring space in a penthouse. Michael Avramides’ Midtown East-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located three blocks from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains.
Singer Financial Corporation is finally moving forward with redeveloping the long-vacant former P.S. 64 facility at 350 East 10th Street, in the East Village, into a 225-unit student dormitory. The developer recently secured a $44 million loan for the project, dubbed University House, Commercial Observer reported. The 152,000-square-foot building, an individual landmark, will be able to accommodate 535 students for the Cooper Union and the Joffrey Ballet School. Amenities include a fitness center, outdoor terraces, storage for 113 bikes, laundry facilities, a student health center, a private study, a lounge, and a café. TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. Redevelopment of the property, acquired in 1999 for $3.15 million, has been in legal limbo for the past few years. Exterior alterations to the building were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June of 2013.