Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use development at 38 West 8th Street, one block away from Washington Square Park. The site is off the beaten path for Greenwich Village, and the extant structure is not of noteworthy or particular beauty. Despite this, the odds are high this project will attract undeserved criticism from local rent-gouging homeowners fearful of any increase in neighborhood housing supply. Joseph Straus of the Straus Group is listed as responsible for the development.
Until 2017, residential development in downtown Newark was largely a figment of developers’ imaginations. Over the decade prior, proposals were ambitious but financing was scarce. The one project that had gained financing, Eleven80, a rehabilitation-and-reuse of a long dormant former office building, had gone into foreclosure in 2009, reemerging several years later as a diamond in the rough, Downtown’s lone successful project. Meanwhile, supporting retail was extremely limited.
Construction has officially wrapped at 275 South Street, in Manhattan, following a full-scale renovation of the aging residential building. The project is one of the most recent properties to debut in “Two Bridges,” a neighborhood nestled at the southern end of the Lower East Side that has witnessed a remarkable uptick in high-rise developments including Extell’s One Manhattan Square and 259 Clinton Street, designed by Perkins Eastman.
Located at 197 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City, at the southwest intersection of Morris Street and Van Vorst Street in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, a new 16-story residential mid-rise is under construction and just began leasing its 153 units. Field Development Group is behind the project, the same firm that successfully completed the Lenox, directly across the street to the north. Marchetto Higgins Stieve is the designer and Bozzuto is the property manager for the building, which has been dubbed “Quinn”.
Permits have been filed for a 151-key hotel at 97-18 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. The site is four blocks from the Sutphin Boulevard subway station, serviced by the E and J trains, and connecting to the JFK AirTrain. The LIRR also runs through the area, at the Jamaica train station three blocks from the site. MP Hospitality is listed as responsible for the development.