In July of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an eight-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 42-44 Crescent Street, in Long Island City’s Queens Plaza section. Now, The Court Square Blog reports schematics have been posted of the project on site. Maspeth-based Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is designing, although no official renderings have been released yet. The new building will encompass 15,338 square feet and will include 2,060 square feet of commercial space on the ground-floor for a restaurant. Residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 951 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condos could be in the works. Flushing-based Andy Ho is the property owner and doing business under an anonymous LLC. The site’s old two-story building was demolished late last year and excavation appears imminent. Completion is expected in 2017.
News broke earlier this month that a developer is looking to build a 12-story mixed-use building at 107-18 70th Road, in Forest Hills, and renderings of the project have since surfaced. According to DNAinfo, the new building is being designed by Morali Architects. As previously reported, the 120-foot-tall structure would require a variance from the city as zoning currently only allows for new developments of up to 80 feet. The developer, who remains anonymous, is planning to transfer air rights to the site, which is currently occupied by a strip of single-story restaurants, known as “Restaurant Row.” The project would have ground-floor retail space with new restaurants and residential units on the upper floors. A tentative completion date is being pegged at 2019.
In December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use building at 846-850 Sixth Avenue, in MoMad, located on the corner of West 30th Street. Curbed NY now has renderings of the project, which is being dubbed The NOMA, with an official address of 50 West 30th Street. The latest filings indicate the new building will encompass 105,973 square feet and will include retail space totaling 10,363 square feet on the cellar through the second floors. The residential units, beginning on the third floor, will be condominium and should average 1,320 square feet apiece. The apartments will range from one- to three-bedroom configurations. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design and Alchemy Properties is the developer. It replaces the site’s former single-story commercial property, which was demolished last year.
Back in April of 2012, YIMBY reported on applications for a new 25-story hotel at 414 West 15th Street, in Chelsea, and since then the hotel plans underwent revision and were revealed in multiple posts. But the hotel never came to fruition and now the site’s developers – the Boston-based Rockpoint Group, Highgate Holdings, and its property owner, Meilman Family Real Estate – are planning an 18-story, 130,000-square-foot office building, Crain’s reports. The structure will stand 270 feet above street level, and according to the latest filings with the Department of Buildings, there will be 108,469 square feet of commercial space. It will include retail space on the ground and cellar levels, and the rest of the property will be leased as office space. Rockpoint’s adjacent expansion project at 430 West 15th Street, which was recently completed and boasts a total 85,000 square feet of office/retail space, will connect to the new building. CetraRuddy Architecture is designing the office plans. Technically, the foundation has already been poured.
In August of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 56-unit residential building at 11-51 47th Avenue (a.k.a. 13-33 Jackson Avenue), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located directly above the 21st Street – Van Alst Avenue stop on the G train. Then last December, YIMBY reported that excavation was imminent following the demolition of the site’s former two-story warehouse. Now, the New York Times has the latest details on the Fogarty Finger-designed project, which will be clad in exposed concrete and industrial-esque windows. We also have a few words from Chris Fogarty himself, Director of Fogarty Finger.