Construction has topped out on 100 Flatbush Avenue, a 44-story residential tower at Alloy Block in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be powered entirely by electricity and will yield 441 units with 396 at market rate and 45 dedicated to affordable housing, the latter of which are being developed with Fifth Avenue Committee. The full five-building Alloy Block masterplan will encompass 850 units with 200 permanently affordable apartments, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 500 parking spaces for bikes, two Passive House public schools designed by Architecture Research Office, and space for a local cultural institution. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Third Avenue to the northwest, and State Street to the southwest.
Exterior work is progressing on 584 Leonard Street, a three-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Pliskin Architecture and developed by LTNG, the structure will yield two units each with more than 3,000 square feet of space. Sharon Engineering is the MEP and structural engineer and Trave LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Norman and Nassau Avenues.
Construction is now complete on Tree of Life, a new affordable housing project at 89-46 164th Street in Jamaica, Queens. Developed in collaboration by First Jamaica Community and Urban Development Corporation (FJCUDC) and Bluestone Organization and designed by GF55 Architects, the 12-story building comprises 174 affordable units for a range of incomes from extremely low to moderate- and middle-income households. A total of 53 apartments will be permanently affordable under the city’s inclusionary housing program.
Permits have been filed for a 15-story mixed-use building at 1959 Jerome Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. Located between West 177th Street and West Tremont Avenue, the lot is two blocks south of the Burnside Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Peter Fine is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition is progressing on 14 Gay Street, a landmarked three-story residential building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Located in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the 196-year-old structure was deemed at risk of imminent collapse by the city and was ordered to be immediately demolished. The current owner, Nazarian Property Group under the 14 Gay Street LLC, also owns the adjacent 16 Gay Street to the north and purchased both buildings along with three other nearby sites for around $12 million last April. Howard I. Shapiro & Associates is listed as the applicant of record for demolition permits that were recently filed for the property, which is located between Waverly Place and Christopher Street.