Foundation work appears to be complete for the 25-story, 195-unit mixed-use building being developed as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 115 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. A tower crane was also installed at the site, the Lo-Down reported, which means vertical growth is imminent. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 498,688 square feet and stand 285 feet above street level. The building will have 139,493 square feet of commercial-retail space – in addition to bel0w-grade space that isn’t counted in documents — spread across the cellar through fourth floors. The cellar level, the ground floor, and mezzanine levels will contain retailers, including the new home of the Essex Street Market. This portion will form a third of the Market-Line, a bi-level, 150,000-square-foot retail complex that will connect below-grade to two other buildings in the Essex Crossing development.
Property owner Ai Zhu Lu, doing business as a anonymous Elmhurst-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 54-21 Roosevelt Avenue, in Woodside. The project will measure 9,944 square feet. The ground floor will host 1,826 square feet of retail space, followed by 1,252 square feet of medical offices on the second floor. Residential units, averaging a rental-sized 655 square feet apiece, will be located on the third through sixth floors. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 23-foot-wide, 2,140-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in March. The 52nd Street stop on the 7 train is three blocks away.
Steel work is now underway on the ground floor of the five-story, 64-unit mixed-use building being developed at 29-10 Broadway, located between 29th and 30th streets in the heart of Astoria. The update is possible thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest permits indicate an 87,372-square-foot building is in the works. The ground floor will contain 15,940 square feet of commercial-retail space, followed by residential units on the floors above. The units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include bike storage, a 32-car underground garage, laundry facilities, a lounge, a fitness center, and terraces on the fourth, fifth, and rooftop levels. Bronx-based Jestam Realty is the developer and Aufgang Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.
Adaptive reuse is more than a buzzword. It’s one big way for cities to keep their pasts from ending up in landfills. Structures for which the originally intended use is no longer viable are converted for another purpose.
Construction has reached the 19th floor at 319 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 21-story, 74-unit mixed-use building is being developed. The latest photos, posted to the YIMBY Forums, were taken by prolific photographer Tectonic. Dubbed the Nevins, it will eventually stand 210 feet above street level and encompass 90,181 square feet, per the latest building permits. There will be 5,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units, condominiums, will range from studios to three-bedrooms. A list of amenities were included in YIMBY’s January update. At that time, the project was seven stories tall. Adam America Real Estate and the Naveh Schuster Group are the developers. Issac & Stern Architects is the design architect. Andres Escobar & Associates is designing the interiors. Completion is expected in early 2017.