Anthony Demarinis, of Long Island-based Home Builders Associates, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,139 square-foot commercial building at 150-46 – 150-48 14th Avenue, in Whitestone’s small commercial core. The project will technically be split between two buildings, but both will contain only retail space. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and the lot is currently being used for parking.
UDR, owner of the Rivergate residential building at 401 East 34th Street, in Kips Bay, will be allowed to build a small retail building on the corner of First Avenue and East 35th Street, according to DNAinfo. Since part of the property is public space, some thought UDR should have to go through the ULURP process, but Community Board 6 voted against that. The retail building will measure 2,000 square feet in total, and the park will also undergo a renovation with upgrades.
One of the most controversial developments in Lower Manhattan got a big thumbs up from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The LPC approved the Howard Hughes Corporation plan for Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, which includes demolition of the Link Building. A big point of contention when the plan was presented in August was a proposed rooftop pergola. With that removed, commission approval was a snap. Tuesday’s presentation also revealed some new renderings of the site.
This past summer, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the five-story commercial project at 100 West 125th Street, in Harlem, and now the building appears to have topped-out, according to Harlem+Bespoke. Jeff Sutton is developing, and the building is nearly fully reserved by a slew of retail tenants, including Whole Foods, Burlington Coat Factory, Raymour and Flanigan, and TD Bank, among others. Staten Island-based Gambino and Laporta Architecture is designing, and a 2016 opening appears likely.
Macerich Company, the owner of Green Acres Mall, in Valley Stream, recently broke ground on a two-story, 335,000 square-foot retail complex adjacent to their mall at 750 Sunrise Highway, one block east of the Queens border. According to LI Herald, the shopping center is being dubbed Green Acres Commons, and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as other tenants, are expected to lease spaces when it opens in the fall of 2016.