Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood has been mostly built out for several years now, but within the dense blocks to the west of the Manhattan Bridge overpass, there are still several remaining opportunities. New building applications have now been filed for the vacant lot at 85 Jay Street, which will have a total construction area of 875,505 square feet. Within that, there will be a 1,154 square-foot community facility, 60,017 square feet of commercial space, and 812,978 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 737 units. That would normally indicate apartments, but at an average size of over 1,100 square feet, condominiums would also seem possible. Morris Adjmi will be designing the 21-story and 250-foot-tall project, and Kushner Companies will be developing, having acquired the site alongside the Jehovah’s Witness Headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Street for $700 million last year.
New building applications have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use project at 370 East 158th Street, in The Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by a dilapidated three-family home, for which demolition permits were pulled last November. The new occupant will contain a 2,082 square-foot community facility on the first floor, topped by 8,458 square feet of residential space up above, which will be divided amongst 12 units, for a rental-sized average of just over 700 square feet. Ling Li of Li Architect Associate, PLLC, is the architect of record, and Nasser Rachid is the site’s developer.
As New York City’s supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the first site in the outer boroughs that should yield a tower exceeding the 1,000-foot mark will be 9 DeKalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has reported extensively on the evolution of the project, beginning with the initial DOB applications back in June of 2014, and continuing through the full reveal at the LPC last April. Now, machinery is on-site, and excavation work appears to be getting underway for the 1,066-foot-tall tower.
Yesterday, YIMBY revealed a new condominium project coming to 17 Convent Avenue, on the corner of West 128th Street. Today, we have the first renderings for another condo building by the same developer just two blocks up, at 52 Convent Avenue, on the southwest corner of West 130th Street.
Another new development will soon rise in the blocks that mesh Greenpoint and Williamsburg into a cohesive urban whole, with building applications filed for 146 Bayard Street. Charles Mallea will be designing the six-story project, which will have a total residential floor area of 31,646 square feet, to be divided amongst 46 units. At an average size of under 700 square feet, rentals would appear very likely. Solomon Feder of Velocity Framers is listed as the developer, and the site is currently occupied by a one-story warehouse.