Last November, YIMBY reported that the 18-story, 288-unit mixed-use project at 7 West 21st Street, in the Flatiron District, topped out. Since then, much of the façade has been installed on both street fronts — the building spans the block between 21st and 22nd streets — as seen in photos taken by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 289,809 square feet. Both buildings will be connected up to the ground floor, where 13,076 square feet of retail is planned. The residential units above will be rentals, averaging 904 square feet apiece. Twenty percent (58 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Friedland Properties is the developer. Morris Adjmi Architects is the design architect, with the Stephen B. Jacobs Group serving as the executive architect. Completion is expected in 2017. The new building sits within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.
Construction has finally been completed on the 10-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 42-60 Crescent Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Photos of the finished product can be seen on the YIMBY Forums. The building, called Factory House, measures 56,711 square feet and rises 109 feet above street level to the top of its bulkhead. It contains 2,309 square feet of ground-floor retail, followed by residential units on the floors above. They will be condominiums, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms and averaging 1,189 square feet apiece. Rising Developers Group is both the developer and design architect. Alfredo T. Fredericks’s Elmhurst-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Occupancy can probably be expected soon.
Developer Samy Mahfar has withdrawn an application to rezone a stretch of East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, which would have introduced a commercial overlay for the targeted area, allowing for commercial-retail space to be built at street level, the Lo-Down reported. That means Mahfar’s planned 13-story, 63-unit mixed-use project at 255 East Houston Street won’t have ground-floor retail space. Instead, the developer plans to move forward with an as-of-right project featuring leasable community facility space. It’s unclear if withdrawing from the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) changes the residential portion in any way. Twenty percent of the apartments (13 units) were set to be rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Filings at the Buildings Department haven’t been amended since plans were first filed for a 10-story, 53-unit structure. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect. Demolition has commenced on the existing four-story building.
Property owner Guido Passarelli, doing business as an anonymous Syosset, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a suburban-esque three-story, 197,333-square-foot commercial-retail building at 165 Bricktown Way, in Charleston, located along Staten Island’s West Shore. The new building will contain retail space on the ground floor, followed by a movie theater on the second floor and an upper mezzanine level. The movie theater will be equipped with a concession stand, a bar/lounge, and offices. It’s unclear how many screens the movie theater will have, or who will run it. Philadelphia-based JKRP Architects is the architect of record. The site measures a whopping 479,290 square feet and is currently vacant.
Construction has reached the fifth floor on the 12-story, 125-unit mixed-use project under development at 445 West 35th Street, in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure will eventual measure 121,859 square feet and rise 120 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 4,920 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to 1,188 square feet of community facility space in the cellar. The residential units above should average 740 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gowanus-based Workshop Design + Architecture is the design architect and Aufgang Architects is the executive architect. YYY Development & Construction is the developer. It is also building the similarly designed 12-story, 186-unit project across Dyer Avenue at 411 West 35th Street. Completion of both is expected in 2017.