Since hitting 22 stories in height back in June, the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use tower under construction at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, has topped out. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights earlier this month. The 361-foot-tall tower encompasses 243,689 square feet. There will be 13,739 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground and second floors, along with 29,180 square feet of community facility space on parts of the ground through fifth floors. The residential units, rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece and 20 percent (46 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Imperial Companies is the developer and BKSK Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is anticipated in 2017.
A rendering has surfaced of the planned six-story, 10-unit residential project at 83 Humboldt Street, in southern Williamsburg. The rendering is courtesy of Brooklyn-based Beam Group, the project’s design architect. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 7,586 square feet. Its residential units should average 758 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a 301-square-foot recreation space on the ground floor and a rooftop terrace. Yoel Berkovitz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, is the developer. Joseph A. Mucciolo’s Wantagh, N.Y.-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 26-foot-wide, 2,558-square-foot property’s single-story predecessor was demolished in late 2014. The site is five blocks from the Flushing Avenue stop on the J and M trains.
Though a renovation would be welcome at one pre-Civil War residential building in the city’s first historic district, it will have to wait. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took no action on a proposal for 152 Henry Street, in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
Construction has topped out on two six-story, 16-unit residential buildings at 755-765 Bedford Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Progress on the construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymon_Womano. Each of the buildings measure 34,141 square feet, although the amount of residential space isn’t given. It’s very likely the average unit will measure over 1,000 square feet, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are probably in the works. Amenities in each building will include a nine-car parking garage in the cellar, recreational spaces on the ground floor, and a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Goldstone Amber Realty is the developer and Fred W. Torrico’s Maspeth-based architectural firm is the architect of record. At some point, Torrico replaced Karl Fischer, who initially filed plans with the Buildings Department, as the architect. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
Property owner Shameer Ally has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 331 Beach 66th Street, in Arverne. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways in Queens. The project will measure 4,500 square feet. There will be one residential unit on the second floor, followed by another unit on the third and fourth floors. The ground floor won’t contain residential space and will likely be built to withstand floodwaters. There will also be two off-street parking spaces. Bakhtiar Shamloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Beach 67th Street stop on the A train is a block away.