RXR Realty has acquired, for $28.7 million, the leasehold of the development site at 810 Fulton Street, in southern Fort Greene, from GFI Development, Crain’s reported. The previous developer’s plans for a 12-story, 363-unit mixed-use building, filed back in 2014, are what the new developer intends to construct. The city has approved an air rights transfer that will allow the project to grow from seven stories (as-of-right) to 12. The Buildings Department is still in the process of giving those plans the green light, according to the latest filings. The most recent permits indicate the structure will measure 328,047 square feet. Of that, 32,358 square feet will be ground-floor retail, followed by rental apartments on the floors above. The units should average 815 square feet apiece and 20 percent (73 units) will rent at below-market rates. GFI technically worked on the a part of the project’s foundation before the 421-a expired, which means RXR can still benefit from the tax break. Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Construction will resume in the fall, with completion expected by 2019.
Property owner Robert Germano, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based company, has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family residential buildings at 5428-5430 Amboy Road, in Huguenot. That located along the South Shore of Staten Island. They will measure 5,234 square feet each. Each structure will have a single unit on the ground floor, followed by a second unit across a mezzanine level and the second floor. Across both houses, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,832 square feet apiece. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based Scaglione Architects is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 13,943-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Single- and two-story houses were demolished last month. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is located around the corner.
Triangle Assets has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 1433-1441 East 10th Street, in southern Midwood. They will each measure an enormous 15,200 square feet, which means the apartments will be very big. There will be 9,000 square feet of residential space in each, with one unit located on the ground floor and the second unit located on the second and third floors. Across both, there will be a total of five off-street parking spaces. Sandor Weiss’s Brooklyn-based firm Gelu Durus Musica is the architect of record. The 120-foot-wide, 12,000-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. The Avenue M stop on the Q train is six blocks away.
A new two-unit house is on its way to a vacant Brooklyn lot. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal to build such a structure at 39 South Elliott Place. That’s in the Fort Greene Historic District.
Ironstate Development and Panepinto Properties have landed $155.83 million in construction financing for their planned 50-story, 539-unit residential tower at 90 Christopher Columbus Drive (dubbed 90 Columbus), in downtown Jersey City. The tower will host rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedroom configurations, averaging 789 square feet apiece, Real Estate Weekly reported. Amenities will include a swimming pool, children’s play areas, sports and entertainment rooms, residential lounges, and a library. The tower is the last phase of a multi-building complex, which includes the recently completed 50-story residential tower 70 Columbus and the 12-story, 152-key Marriott Residence Inn at 80 Columbus. Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associates is behind the architecture. Foundation work is currently underway and completion is expected in 2018.