Construction is nearing completion on the Urban League Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners, the 414-000-square-foot structure will yield 170 affordable housing units, 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail area including a Target and a 28,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s on the ground floor. The development will serve as the home for the National Urban League and the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 126th Street to the north, 125th Street to the south, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.
Construction is moving along on the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project (SBPCR), an integrated coastal flood risk management system at the southern tip of Battery Park City. Led by architect and engineer AECOM, the $221 million project involves the creation of an elevated landscaped waterfront esplanade spanning from the Museum of Jewish Heritage to Pier A Plaza, as well as the reconstruction of the Wagner Park Pavilion with a new design by Thomas Phifer and Partners. The SBPCR is one component of the 3.5-mile-long Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) master plan, which is engineered to reduce the risk of flood damage from storm events like Hurricane Sandy. Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is the owner and EW Howell Co. is the general contractor for the property, which is addressed on permits as 20 Battery Place.
Construction is set to commence at 303 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where a one-story commercial property is being expanded into a five-story mixed-use condominium building. Designed by ND Architecture & Design PC, the new 55-foot-tall structure will span 22,874 square feet and yield 22 residential units with an average scope of 1,004 square feet, as well as 6,074 square feet of commercial space, 395 square feet of community facility space, and a cellar level. B Contractors Group LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Wythe Avenue and South 2nd Street.
Demolition is steadily progressing at 8-16 West 45th Street, the site of a forthcoming development from Lori Buchbinder of Buchbinder & Warren, LLC in Midtown, Manhattan. The 9,241-square-foot assemblage consists of four low-rise commercial structures ranging between three and seven stories with 92 feet of frontage. Ancora Engineering was the applicant of record on permits filed in 2021, and Alba Services is the demolition contractor for the property, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Construction is progressing on 430 West Broadway, a seven-story commercial building in the Soho Cast Iron District. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by New Soho Associates, the project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in early 2019 and will yield office space sitting atop ground-floor retail and community facility space. Abeco Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Prince and Spring Streets.