Yesterday was a busy day for building permits on the Upper West Side, where very little new construction happens thanks to a combination of landmarking and restrictive zoning. AvalonBay Communities filed plans for a 33-story tower at the site of the former American Bible Society Headquarters near Columbus Circle, and a small developer submitted applications for an eight-story condo building at 466 Columbus Avenue, between West 82nd and 83rd Streets.
Last week, sales for the second tower at The Grand at Sky View Parc launched with $85 million worth of contracts, according to Curbed. The project includes three residential towers totaling 750 condo units, and will be built atop a previously constructed retail podium and parking garage at 135-14 Roosevelt Avenue, in downtown Flushing. Construction is underway for the first two towers, with completion expected in late 2016. The first tower is already 95 percent sold. Onex Real Estate Partners is developing and the interiors are being designed by Peter Clewes’ architectsAlliance.
Back in August, excavation began for G&M Realty’s planned 48- and 41-story, 1.2-million square-foot mixed-use development at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City. Now, foundation work is underway at the site, according to The Court Square Blog. HTO-Architect is designing the project, which will include 1,116 residential units and 39,765 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected in the winter of 2017.
Staten Island-based Joseph Palermo has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 153-157 David Street, in Eltingville, on Staten Island’s southern shore. Each structure will measure 2,674 square feet in total, which works out to family-sized units averaging 1,337 square feet each. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based Lo Bue Valenziano is the applicant of record. The existing single-story home was demolished in October.
Property owner Avrum Rubin has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 1325 53rd Street, in Borough Park, three blocks north of the 55th Street stop on the D train. The project will measure 8,790 square feet, and units will average a family-sized 1,465 square feet apiece. Hudson Valley-based Thomas Kenneth is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story apartment building must first be demolished.