A relatively short over century-old apartment building on the Upper East Side will be remaining the way it is, at least for the near future. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a presentation to bring 1143 Fifth Avenue from its current seven-story height to 13 stories. The overall design of the proposed building, if it were new for a vacant lot, would likely have received (or been close to receiving) approval from the LPC, but as an addition, it was too much for the commissioners (and the public, which showed up en masse).
Two big developments, Hallets Point and Astoria Cove, are in the works on Astoria’s waterfront, but smaller developers have begun arriving on the neighborhood’s northern edge. The latest addition is an eight-story mixed-use project planned for 21-07 Astoria Boulevard.
Excavation kicked off this past summer for the 35-story, 270-unit mixed-use building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in Long Island City, and now the structure is finally rising, with concrete and rebar now to the second floor, per The Court Square Blog. Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization are developing, while FXFOWLE is designing. The project will also have 2,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Completion is expected in late 2017, per on-site signage.
Last Spring, the New York Daily News brought us the first renderings of Triangle Assets’ 41-story, 44-unit residential building planned at 303 East 44th Street, in Midtown East. Now updated renderings have surfaced of the ODA Architecture-designed project. The tower will stand 600 feet in height and its residential units will measure from roughly 1,000 to 2,000 square feet. Units will also feature shared, but private, outdoor garden spaces. Completion is expected in 2017, according to The Real Deal.
Tomer Erlich, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 854 Putnam Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, five blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 8,242 square feet, and units will average 1,030 square feet apiece. Two units on the fourth floor will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Banji Awosika Architect, based in Jamaica, is the applicant of record, and a demolition permit was filed for the existing two-story house last month.