Some big changes are coming to a TriBeCa building, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, the LPC approved a proposal to modify the five-story building at 71-73 Franklin Street, just off Broadway. The building dates back to 1861 and will be converted from its original form – an Italianate/Second Empire loft building – to residential use. There will be six units, plus ground floor retail.
Back in February, YIMBY revealed the first renderings of DDG’s new tower coming to 180 East 88th Street. Now, YIMBY has also learned that the project’s 521-foot height (it has seen a bump from 469 feet) will make it the tallest building north of 72nd Street. A tipster has also sent along demolition photos, which show the old tenements that formerly occupied the site have now been cleared to make way for the 31-story building.
Construction is booming in Long Island City, but it’s pretty unusual to find a new building with apartments and manufacturing space, like the one planned for 40-05 Crescent Street. Permits were filed back in September and approved last month for the five-story, 36,433-square-foot building.
A condo conversion and a new 12-story rental building are slowly taking shape at two former Jehovah’s Witnesses properties in Dumbo. Two years ago, Landmarks approved plans to convert an old Brillo factory at 200 Water Street into 15 condos, which will include two-, three- and four-bedrooms with terraces.
Developers are snapping up lots near the BQE in East Williamsburg every chance they get, and now the increasingly pricey hood will get a six-story mixed-use apartment building at 387 Manhattan Avenue. New building applications were filed today for the 18,429-square-foot development, which will fill a vacant lot between Frost and Withers Streets, half a block from the highway and Meeker Avenue.