The NYC Housing Authority is planning to build an all-affordable building at the vacant 11,500 square-foot plot of land on the northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue and St Edwards Street, in Fort Greene, on the grounds of the Ingersoll Houses complex. According to DNAinfo, a community facility is planned on the ground floor. The building’s specifications will be determined once the City selects a developer by the end of 2015.
Back in May of 2014, One Wall Street was acquired by Harry Macklowe from BNY Mellon for $585 million, with plans to convert the building from office to residential use. The Ralph Walker-designed tower is one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the Financial District, from its limestone exterior, to the vulcan-inspired Red Room, all the way to the former executive smoking room/observation lounge at the tip-top of the building. And now YIMBY has the first renderings of what the building will eventually look like, courtesy of a tipster, who sent along CetraRuddy-designed plans that transform the building’s base into a major retail destination, and its upper floors into condominiums and a hotel.
Earlier this year, developer Stellar Management began tearing down five small buildings on McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint to make way for a wide six-story apartment building designed by Gene Kaufman. Now we have renderings for the project, a mixed-income rental at 211 McGuinness Boulevard, between Calyer Street and Greenpoint Avenue.
Small-scale development is slowly returning to Wakefield and Williamsbridge, two northern Bronx neighborhoods lined with one- and two-family homes where pockets of new construction grew in the early to mid-2000s. The city downzoned Wakefield in 2007 and Williamsbridge in 2011, discouraging new construction in two of the city’s most affordable places to buy a home. Despite that, we’ve noticed a growing number of little buildings planned in the areas just beyond Bronx Park, . Today, a new building application was filed for a four-story, eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd Street, between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road in Wakefield.
NNT Development has filed applications for a four-unit residential development spanning the vacant lots 410-416 Bartlett Avenue, in Arden Heights, on Staten Island’s South Shore. The project will consists of a three-story, two-unit building measuring 2,250 square feet, and two single-family homes each measuring 1,460 square feet. Stanley Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is designing.