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959 First Avenue

Construction Wraps on 29-Story, 113-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 959 First Avenue, Midtown East

Construction has wrapped up on 959 First Avenue, a 29-story, 113-unit mixed-use tower under development between East 52nd and East 53rd Street, in Midtown East. When YIMBY last checked in on the project in early 2015, façade installation was still underway. The latest photos were posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Dubbed the Sutton, it measures 194,201 square feet and rises 353 feet above street level. There will be 2,714 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units above, averaging 1,440 square feet apiece. Ninety of the apartments will be condominiums ranging from studios to four-bedrooms, plus a few penthouses, the largest of which has seven bedrooms. The other 23 apartments (20 percent of the total) will be designated as affordable. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer. Incorporated Architecture & Design is the design architect and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the executive architect. Occupancy can probably be expected soon.


73 Clay Street

Reveal for Five-Story, 84-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 73 Clay Street, Newark

A rendering has been revealed of the five-story, 84-unit mixed-use building planned at 73-87 Clay Street, located on the corner of Spring Street in the Lower Broadway section of Newark, New Jersey. Dubbed Spring Street Commons, it will host 7,500 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor, in addition to a 21-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. It’s not known if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals, but the latter is more likely. The site is currently occupied by two low-rise industrial properties, both of which must first be demolished. Newark-based Paris Real Estate Inc. is the developer. The project was approved by the city’s Central Planning Board back in June of 2015.


77 West Post Road

Four-Story, 230,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Project Proposed for 77 West Post Road, White Plains

Harlem-based Grid Properties is planning a four-story, 230,000-square-foot mixed-use development, dubbed the Boulevard, at 77 West Post Road, located on the southern end of downtown White Plains, in Westchester County. The latest plans call for 220,000 square feet of commercial-retail space, 38,000 square feet of which will be dedicated to a fitness center, Westfair reported. Twelve market-rate one-bedroom rental townhouses are also part of the plan, in addition to a 720-car parking garage. The project was presented to the city’s Common Council back in November, although it will eventually have to be approved by the city’s Planning Board. Philadelphia-based BLT Architects is behind the design. The assemblage is comprised of mostly vacant parcels and single-story commercial buildings.


2230 Broadway

Street Level Construction Underway on 19-Story, 72-Unit Mixed-Use Project, 2230 Broadway, Upper West Side

Construction is now at street level on the 19-story, 72-unit mixed-use building under development at 2230 Broadway, located on the corner of West 80th Street on the Upper West Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate a 123,456-square-foot, 206-foot-tall tower is in the works. It will have 22,231 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground floor and two cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through 18th floors. The units should average 1,609 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Friedland Properties is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is behind the architecture. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2018.


Preparation Starts for 17-Story Extension of Pre-War Building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City

In formerly industrial Long Island City, most new developments start with a blank state. Some projects, such as the Dutch LIC, Factory House, and 42-14 Crescent Street pay homage to the district’s past via design cues. Other developments, such as 29-37 41st Avenue, 23-10 Queens Plaza South and 43-22 Queens Street, incorporate new towers alongside existing pre-war structures. The project at 24-16 Queens Plaza South takes preservation in a slightly different direction. There, Greystone Development reimagines the façade of the five-story, pre-war commercial building as the base for a new residential tower. The 22-story building at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge will be designed by the Midtown-based firm Woods Bagot. The ground level will be anchored by a 3,863-square-foot retail space, with 117 residential units to be stacked above. The existing property sat unused for some time, and construction scaffolds rose around its perimeter earlier this month.

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