A year and a half ago, YIMBY spotted permits for a sizable mixed-use development that would replace a grocery store at 42-76 Main Street, on the southern edge of Flushing. Today, we have a look at the modern building on the corner of Blossom Avenue, which is being designed by InFocus Design and Planning.
A parking garage in Melrose, in the South Bronx, is about to give way to a large affordable residential project with a charter school. And we have the first look at the project at 600 East 156th Street, which is currently making its way through the city rezoning process.
When the city rezoned Williamsburg in 2004, it hoped to encourage truly mixed-use buildings that knitted together apartments, office space, and light industrial businesses. Few developers have taken advantage of the commercial part of the zoning, instead choosing to squeeze as many apartments as possible onto a lot. Chelsea-based developer and architecture firm Flank decided to take a different path for their project at 60 South 2nd Street, where three quarters of the building will be devoted to office space.
Two years ago, real estate investment firm Cape Advisors paid $78 million for a collection of warehouses on Charlton and Greenwich Streets, in the recently rezoned swath of western Soho known as Hudson Square. Now they’ve filed applications to erect a 27-story residential building there at 110 Charlton Street.
Now that the 421-a tax exemption is back from the dead, development is cranking into motion again in the outer boroughs. Last week, plans were filed for an eight-story residential project at 567 Ocean Parkway, near the southern edge of Kensington in Brooklyn.