The development saga at 5 Franklin Place is finally reaching its conclusion, and since YIMBY’s last update on the project from September of 2014, progress has been significant. The latest photos from Tectonic show that cladding and window installation are both complete, although interior work appears to be ongoing. The site had several conceptual designs before it was acquired by El Ad Group after the recession, and ODA designed the final product, which stands 20 stories tall and has 53 condominiums.
Hudson Companies has filed plans for the two affordable pieces of its controversial redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 1043 Fulton Street and 907 Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill.
SI Northshore Enterprises has filed applications for two two-story, single-family homes on the block-through lot at 226-228 Gansevoort Boulevard, in Manor Heights, located centrally on Staten Island. The entire development will measure 3,927 square feet, which means each home will average 1,963 square feet. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record, and an existing single-family home must first be demolished.
The bustling blocks of the mid to upper-40s are a bit of an urban oddity, existing within the low-rise confines of Hell’s Kitchen, but abutting the skyscraper canyons of Midtown. And while most of the area is already built-out, a few opportunities for infill both large and small still exist, like at 343 West 47th Street, where an existing structure from 1920 is now being renovated and expanded.
Most of Ditmas Park’s freestanding Victorians are protected by low-density zoning or landmarking, but there’s one at the corner of East 18th Street and Foster Avenue that’s primed for development.