The mid-rise interior of Long Island City’s skyscraper district at Queens Plaza/Court Square is about to get another addition in the form of a six-story, eight-unit building at 42-43 27th Street. The builder, New York Fast General Construction, lives up to their name as construction is moving at a rapid pace. When we last checked in at the beginning of March, excavation was only starting. Now, a month and a half later, more than half of the foundation walls in the basement are complete, with metal rebar ready for assembly of the ground floor.
Back in February, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, three-unit residential building at 10-27 47th Road, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The site’s two-story predecessor has since been demolished, and schematic drawings have been posted on-site, The Court Square Blog reports. All of the apartments in the 5,000-square-foot project will be duplexes, averaging a spacious 1,667 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The structure, as seen in the drawings, will be topped by a roof terrace. Ascent Development is behind the project, while Hudson Square-based Jorge Mastropieto Atelier is the architect. Excavation has not yet begun, but completion is expected in January of 2017.
Brooklyn-based Hengchang Property has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 670 47th Street, in Sunset Park, located five blocks from the 45th Street stop on the R train. The structure will measure 9,075 square feet, and its residential units should average 890 square feet apiece. That means either rental apartments or condominiums. Shi Ming Tam’s Borough Park-based SM Tan Architect is the architect of record. The 45-foot-wide site is currently partially occupied by a two-story brick rowhome, and was subdivided into two tax lots in January to accommodate the new building.
Residents of Upper Manhattan, particularly Washington Heights and Inwood, will soon see something new rising across the Hudson River. On Monday, groundbreaking was held for the second tower at rental development The Modern, located just a bit south of the George Washington Bridge at 100 Park Avenue in Fort Lee.
Most new construction in Melrose is affordable housing, but we recently spotted a small market-rate project in the works at 764 East 152nd Street, in the heart of the South Bronx.