Last month, the New York City Housing Authority began work on $88 million worth of repairs and renovations at Astoria Houses, which were slammed by Hurricane Sandy three years ago. Now the agency has filed plans for a new 14-story apartment building at the development on Hallets Point, along the western Queens waterfront.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has filed applications for a 16-story, 142-unit mixed-use building at 230 Classon Avenue, located on the corner of Willoughby Avenue in Clinton Hill. The project will encompass 153,606 square feet and rise 163 feet above street level. The ground through third floors will contain 25,264 square feet of space for the church, which will include a library, offices, meeting rooms, a privy, a coffee bar, among other spaces, The Real Deal reported. The residential units above should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will also be a 93-car garage on the ground and cellar levels. DXA Studio is the architect of record. The existing three-story rectory must first be demolished. The Classon Avenue stop on the G train is three blocks away.
SoHo-based Tavros Capital is currently in the process of assembling a site with significant development potential on the corner of 23rd Street and 45th Avenue, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Over the summer, the development firm purchased the townhouses at 45-03 23rd Street and 45-07 – 45-09 23rd Street for $11.25 million, and has since entered into contract on two additional properties, while waiting for two more. Plans include a mixed-use building with retail, office, and residential components, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 167,000 square feet of mixed-use development as-of-right, though an additional 83,000 square feet of air rights could be acquired. Tavros expects the assemblage to cost between $30 and $35 million once complete.
Back in April, YIMBY reported that BSD Realty had refiled permits for a new building coming to 243 East 7th Street, between Avenues C and D in the East Village/Alphabet City. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which is being designed by Issac & Stern Architects.
Not far from the L train sits a quiet Williamsburg corner where something has risen above all of its neighbors. It is 190 South 1st Street. The last time YIMBY checked on the project, it was just a black and white rendering. Now, it has topped out and is actually nearing completion. We recently were invited inside, and we also have the latest renderings of the project.