Back in November, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the 42-story, 362-unit mixed-use building underway at 1 West End Avenue, in the Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side. At the time, the structure was at least 25 floors above street level, but now the building has topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic (h/t Curbed). The new building encompasses 932,780 square feet and will contain retail space, in addition to 116 below-market rate rental units, within its six-story base. The tower portion will feature 246 condominium units. Glass installation is currently underway and the stone cladding of the podium appears largely complete. Silverstein Properties and Elad Group are the developers. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the design architect and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Staten Island-based property owner Joseph Palermo has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 47-53 Atlantic Avenue, in Dongan Hills, located seven blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. Each of them will measure 4,000 square feet. In each, there will be one apartment unit on the ground floor and a second unit spanning across the second and third floors. The smaller units should average roughy 1,000 square feet and the larger apartments should measure roughly 2,000 square feet. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based Lo Bue & Valenziano is the applicant of record. The 100-foot-wide plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story house, which for which demolition permits were filed back in November.
Frank Alesci, doing business as Queens-based FPS Contracting, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 57-12 58th Place, in Maspeth, located seven blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. The new building will measure 3,874 square feet in total and its full-floor residential units should average a spacious 1,291 square feet apiece. The project will feature a garage for two floors on the ground floor and an additional off-street parking space. Frank Smith’s Long Island-based H2M Architects + Engineers is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,375-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in October of 2015, foundation work was underway at Extell Development’s 30-story, 83-unit mixed-use building at 200 East 95th Street (a.k.a. 1681 Third Avenue), on the Upper East Side. YIMBY now has photos from Tectonic that show rebar rising from the construction site into the air. Work on the ground floor is currently underway on the 317,664-square-foot building, dubbed The Kent, which will include 13,225 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. There will be 83 condominium units, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, in the 367-foot-tall tower. The residences should average over 3,000 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include a gym, a pool & sauna, bike storage, residential lounges and playrooms, a “music room,” and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing the project. Completion is expected in 2017.
Last year, we reported that New York City’s population had increased by 52,700 people between 2013 and 2014, hitting 8,491,079, and nearing what the city had previously projected for 2020. Today, the American Community Survey released updated data as of July 1st, 2015, showing another large increase of 55,211, putting the five boroughs’ population at 8,550,405 — just 502 people short of the official 2020 projection.