Last September, Blumenfeld Development Group received all the approvals needed to convert the five-story commercial property at 41 Great Jones Street, in NoHo, into a six-story, three-unit residential building. Construction was supposed to start that November, but work never kicked off and now the 14,431-square-foot property is on the market for $21 million, Curbed NY reported. The conversion project was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and will more than likely be carried out if a new developer acquires the building. As currently planned, the existing building would be expanded by a single story to total 16,395 square feet. There would be two duplexes and a triplex unit, each averaging a very spacious 4,444 square feet.
In November of 2014, the former 206-bed nursing home for AIDS patients (dubbed Rivington House) located at 45 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, closed its operations. Last year, there were reports that The Allure Group would turn the five-story, 150,000-square-foot building into a nursing home that would be available to all seniors, but now a team of developers has acquired the property for $116 million, according to The Real Deal. The team includes the U.S. branch of China Vanke Co., Slate Property Group, and Adam America Real Estate, and they plan to convert the building into roughly 100 condominium units. A completion date has not been disclosed.
Yesterday, we reported on yet another delay in the over year-long process of the city deciding whether to allow a landmark former church on the Upper West Side to be converted to condominiums. Now, we can report that the developer has withdrawn the plan for 361 Central Park West. That plan initially called for 39 units, but was scaled down to 35. The structure was built in 1903 as the First Church of Christ, Scientist of New York City. It received designation as an individual landmark in 1974.
Another vacant, city-owned lot in the South Bronx is about to sprout affordable housing. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development filed plans to build a 12-story rental building at 443 East 162nd Street in Melrose, where activists have spent decades fighting for city services and housing that locals could afford.
The city is about to rezone 11 industrial blocks along the heavily polluted Flushing Creek in western Flushing. But one developer has already filed new building applications for an eight-story, mixed-use project at 134-16 36th Road, on the corner of Prince Street and in the middle of the soon-to-be-upzoned piece of eastern Queens.