Ken Cheung, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 94-66 – 94-68 45th Avenue, in Corona, located seven blocks south of the 7 train’s stop at Junction Boulevard. Each building will measure 6,520 square feet, which means full-floor units will average a relatively spacious 1,630 square feet, indicative of condos. An Shen Ma’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2008.
Earlier this week, YIMBY brought you news, via Brownstoner, of the progress on Greenpoint Landing’s first two affordable residential buildings, and now developer Park Tower Group is getting ready to begin on two high-rise rental towers, which closely resemble YIMBY’s partial reveal of the planned towers at 37 and 41 Blue Slip. Brookfield Property Partners, who acquired a majority stake in the two-tower project for $59.7 million, according to Crain’s, will be co-developing, and two buildings — one 30 stories with 365 units, and another 40 stories with 415 units — are planned. Gothamist has the latest renderings, and construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2016. Handel Architects is designing. Greenpoint Landing, a 5,000-unit mega-development in northern Greenpoint, will include a total of 10 or more buildings.
In the beginning of last spring, YIMBY brought you a construction update on 610 Lexington Avenue/100 East 53rd Street, a planned 63-story, 94-unit residential tower, which at the time, was only two stories above street level. Dezeen now has fresh renderings of the project, which YIMBY can accompany with the latest photos from YIMBY reader ILNY. The bulk of the tower has been constructed, and glass façade is now being installed on the lower levels. RXR Realty is developing with Hines and Foster + Partners is designing, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
There is a plan in the works that would drastically change West 29th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. It involves six buildings in total, including two individual landmarks, and includes one 64-story mixed-use tower. The plan, being developed by HFZ Capital and the Collegiate Churches of New York, was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. Members of the public testified, but by the time that happened, it was about 6 p.m. and, not having a quorum, no action was taken and the matter was tabled.
A new four-story home is probably coming to the vacant lot at 361 Macon Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, but not quite yet. With some commissioners absent and those present unable to reach a consensus, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took “no action” on the proposed home in their session on Tuesday. Materials, construction, and inspiration for details were among the issues that hampered approval.