The story of development at 27-17 42nd Road is a testament to the ongoing rapid change within Long Island City’s landscape. When Star Tower was first proposed in 2008, it would have lived up to its name by shining on the Court Square skyline as its tallest residential building, offering luxury unmatched by any competitor in the area. As foundation work is underway for its successor, the neighborhood is at a point where a 25-story tower becomes infill, obscured by taller neighbors from nearly all directions. The perimeter basement wall appears complete, and work is in progress on interior foundations. The Department of Buildings lists 184 condominium units spread across 221,266 square feet of floor space. Hiwin USA is listed as the owner of the property while Milestone Construction is the contractor. When the 258-foot-tall building opens its doors in 2017, it will barely make a dent on the skyline, yet it will successfully fulfill its urban role as a building that respects its neighbors while maintaining an independent identity.
Brooklyn-based property owner Khalid Pervez Heera has field applications for three three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 903-909 Cortelyou Road, in Kensington, located seven blocks west of the Cortelyou Road stop on the Q train. Plans call for a 4,576-square-foot, three-family building at 903 Cortelyou, a 3,744-square-foot, two-unit building at 905 Cortelyou, and, finally, a 4,472-square-foot, three-family building at 909 Cortelyou. Although the residential square-footage varies from building to building, the full-floor apartments should average 1,200 square feet across the entire development, indicative of condominiums. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed last July to remove the site’s existing two-story house.
Back in January, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 21-story, 73-unit residential building under construction at 319 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. At the time, the structure was seven stories above street level, and the structure has since grown three more stories. Curbed NY now has new renderings of the 88,000-square-foot project, dubbed the Nevins. New details reveal that the condominium units will come in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. There will be duplexes and full-floor residences, all being designed by Andres Escobar & Associates. Amenities will include a gym, lounge, children’s lounge, private storage space, space for 37 bicycles, and a rooftop terrace. There will also be two ground-floor retail units measuring 3,000 and 2,100 square feet each. Issac & Stern Architects is design architect and the project’s developers are Adam America Real Estate and the Naveh Schuster Group. Completion is currently expected in early 2017.
Related Companies’ luxury rental development at 205 East 92nd Street, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, is set for occupancy in May. Now, we have a new renderings, both exterior and interior, of the coming development, now dubbed The Easton. If the address sounds familiar, the building used to be known as the Henley.
Habitat for Humanity’s New York City branch is planning to build two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 329-331 Ralph Avenue, in Ocean Hill, located two blocks south of the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train. According to DNAinfo, all the full-floor residential units will be co-ops, with two of them having one-bedroom layouts and the other six having two-bedrooms. The buildings were filed with the Department of Buildings last October, and will measure 4,380 and 4,500 square feet each, respectively. That means units will average 1,110 square feet across both structures. All of the units will be sold at below-market rates to households making between 50 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). David Cunningham Architecture Planning is the architect of record. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this summer and completion is expected in early 2017.