The lower blocks of the Upper West Side have given rise to a sprinkling of skyscrapers in recent years, from the Fordham redevelopment to 200 West 67th Street. And now, YIMBY has the reveal for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 666 feet to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side.
Another day, another new residential building planned in Long Island City. Last week we spotted plans for a nine-story development at 42-22 Crescent Street, between 42nd Road and the Queensboro Bridge approach.
A rendering has been posted on the site of the planned six-story, five-unit mixed-use redevelopment at 242 Elizabeth Street, in NoLIta. The black-and-white rendering comes as Ervolino Group begins construction to expand the site’s existing single-story commercial building, Bowery Boogie reported. The latest buildings permits indicate the project will measure 7,667 square feet, with 1,795 square feet of commercial-retail space planned on the ground floor, which will be leased to City Gym. Each floor above will contain a single residential unit, although the top unit, a duplex penthouse, will also contain space on an upper penthouse level. The apartments should average 1,174 square feet apiece, and a Crain’s report from 2014 states that the apartments will be luxury rentals. Amenities include private residential storage units and bicycle storage. Nabil Ishac’s Midtown South-based Ishac Design Architects is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.
Brooklyn-based AdriCo LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 12 Lawton Street, in western Bushwick. The structure will measure 5,753 square feet and its residential units should average 609 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One unit will be located across the ground and cellar levels, followed by two units per floor on the second and third levels. Two more units will be located on the fourth floor, with one of them featuring space on an upper penthouse level. Robert Bianchini’s Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The 22-foot-wide, 2,010-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The J train’s Kosciuszko Street stop is located three blocks away.
Greenvale, N.Y.-based Jai Management has filed applications for two two-unit residential buildings at 26-22 – 26-26 97th Street, in East Elmhurst. One will stand two stories and measure 1,477 square feet, while the other will rise three stories and measure 1,672 square feet. Across both, there will be three full-floor apartments and a duplex. The units should average 787 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Queens-based Nasir J. Khanzada’s engineering company is the applicant of record. The development will rise on an irregular 6,918-square-foot vacant plot straddling 97th Street just south of Astoria Boulevard. LaGuardia Airport is six blocks away.