Articles by Max Gillespie


Render of proposed renovation work at 340 West 85th Street, via nyc.gov

LPC Reviews Renovation Proposal for 340 West 85th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The New York City Landmark Preservation Commission is reviewing a proposal for renovation work on the Three Arts Club, an eight-story building at 340 West 85th Street on Manhattan‘s Upper West Side. Designed by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the project involves the construction of an ADA accessible ramp and stairway to the main entrance to the structure, which is owned by the West Side Federation and contains 125 single-occupancy senior supportive housing units for the formerly homeless.

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Render of The Birch House, courtesy of Halpern Real Estate Ventures

The Birch House Nears Completion at 49 Fisk Street in Jersey City, New Jersey

Construction is nearing completion on The Birch House, a six-story residential building at 49 Fisk Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners and developed by Halpern Real Estate Ventures, the structure will yield 337 residences in studio to two-bedroom layouts and 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. The property is located by the intersection of Fisk Street and Mallory Avenue.

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A map of the draft zoning framework on the Jamaica Neighborhood Plan study area, courtesy of New York City

Draft Zoning Framework Revealed For New Jamaica Neighborhood Plan In Jamaica, Queens

Earlier this week the New York City Department of City Planning revealed a draft of the new zoning framework for the Jamaica Neighborhood Plan. Developed from community input gathered over the past six months, the plan is designed to foster housing and economic growth, and also plans to improve public spaces and make critical infrastructure enhancements across more than 300 blocks in Jamaica, Queens.

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