Residential

520 Park Avenue, flanked by the Pierre and the Sherry-Netherland. Photo by ILNY via YIMBY Forums

Robert A.M. Stern’s 54-Story 520 Park Avenue Takes Its Place on the Skyline

A quintet of new works by architect Robert A.M. Stern are making their mark on various parts of Manhattan, all with his signature style. 70 Vestry Street is in the early stages of construction; 30 Park Place, which includes the Four Seasons Downtown hotel, opened its doors in October; 20 East End Avenue could open this year; and 220 Central Park South is on the rise adjacent to Billionaires’ Row. Today, we check in on his skyscraping residential building at 520 Park Avenue.

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30 Evergreen Place

Revealed: 17-Story, 308-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned at 30 Evergreen Place, East Orange

Renderings have been revealed of a 17-story, 308-unit mixed-use building at 30 Evergreen Place, located on the corner of Freeway Drive East in East Orange, in Essex County, N.J. The project, dubbed The Station at Brick Church, will also contain retail space, a public plaza, and a parking garage, according to the Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth. TD+Partners and J.G. Petrucci Company Inc. are the developers, Jersey Digs reported, while Clarke Caton Hintz is serving as the design architect. Phase one of the project, presumably the residential tower, is slated to be complete in 2018. The 2.5-acre plot is currently vacant. The site’s predecessors, two office buildings, were demolished some time before 2009.



244 Union Street

Five-Story, 258-Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 244 Union Street, Elizabeth, N.J.

Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.

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689 Quincy Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Filed at 689 Quincy Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

A Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 689 Quincy Street, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The project will measure 8,300 square feet and its residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is occupied by a four-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.


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