RockFarmer Properties is readying for the second phase of Astoria Lights, a redevelopment of a 20s-era property in Astoria, Queens. Originally constructed in 1929, RockFarmer began the first phase of the conversion of in 2014, which introduced 57 co-op apartments. Phase two of the development will include an additional 38 units that are on track to launch in 2020. With completion just one year away, developers have unveiled a sales gallery and model residence with pricing beginning at $475,000.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 1745 West Farms Road in Fairmont, The Bronx. Located between East 173rd Street and East 174th Street, the lot is five blocks east of the 174th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Propco Holdings is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The future NoMad site of the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1185 Broadway is making progress. The first several high-ceiling floors for the podium have been created. Construction workers reached the fourth floor and the start of the main hotel portion of the reinforced concrete structure should soon follow. This is going to be a $500 million Midtown skyscraper, which is located at the northern intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street. It is designed by Rafael Vinoly, while Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties are the three developers. The interiors are being designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The Ritz Carlton will top out at 40 stories tall and reach 580 feet above street level.
The long-planned redevelopment and vertical expansion of Harlem’s Historic Victoria Theatre at 233 West 125th Street is one step closer to completion with both residential and hotel components officially topped out. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Exact Capital Group and Lam Group, the expanded property includes a new 26-story, 210-key Marriott Renaissance Hotel and an adjacent 27-story, 191-unit apartment tower.
Construction on 50 West 66th Street is moving along, and work has reached street level for the Upper West Side‘s future tallest building. Recent photos show a dense network of rebar laid out for the ground-floor slab, and bundled vertically for the construction of reinforced columns. The 775-foot-tall residential tower is being designed by Snohetta and developed by Extell.