In June of 2015, news broke that a Karim Rashid-designed condominium project would be coming to 30 Thompson Street, in SoHo, and now new building applications have been filed for the project. The 18,000-square-foot project will rise nine stories, or 113 feet, above street level. It will contain a total of eight residential units, each averaging a spacious 1,741 square feet, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor and a mezzanine level will host a lobby, a small parking garage, and mechanical equipment, and the full-floor apartments will begin on the second floor. Weis Group, Mavrix Group, and Walker Ridge are the developers, while Heritage Architecture is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2017. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 for the single-story warehouse occupying the site.
Last July, developer Hogg Holdings filed plans for 11 stories of condos at 287 East Houston Street, between Suffolk and clinton Streets on the Lower East Side. Now, YIMBY has a new rendering of the facade.
Long Island City is hot. If you want one gauge of how hot, consider that YIMBY has written close to two dozen stories about or involving Long Island City just this year. While many projects are speeding along, one project – 41-21 28th Street – is moving a little more slowly, as seen in photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic.
Ground floor work is currently underway for a six-story, mixed-use building at 387 Manhattan Avenue. The north Williamsburg project will feature retail, community, and residential functions. Upon completion, it will join the handful of similarly-sized buildings scattered around the rowhome neighborhood.
Foundation work kicked off in February for the 27-story, 168-unit residential building underway at 27-19 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of the Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog reports the structure has since risen three stories above street level. The rapidly ascending 151,021-square-foot project, dubbed Watermark Court Square, will eventually host rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. The residential units should average 730 square feet apiece and the ground-floor will feature 2,807 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a rooftop terrace, a sky lounge, work lounges featuring meeting spaces, a garden, a café, and a fitness center. Twining Properties is the developer and Handel Architects is behind the design. Completion is currently expected in the summer of 2017.