Construction is wrapping on a nine-story affordable housing project, named Excelsior II, at 120 West 169th Street, in The Bronx’s Highbridge. YIMBY covered the rendering reveal for this site in 2014, and the project is expected to be complete before the end of this month. Highbridge Community Development Corporation is responsible for the development, and the Briarwood Organization is handling general contracting.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a six-story residential building at 83-68 117th Street, in Kew Gardens, Queens. The development will replace a single-story home of the Tudor Revival style built in 1899. The site is two blocks away from Forest Park, an expansive 165 acres of trees and recreational space. The 121st Street Station is ten blocks away, serviced by the J and Z trains. The Long Island Railroad is also nearby, with the Kew Gardens train station serviced by eight different lines on the LIRR a twelve-block walk.
The last time YIMBY checked in on The Lightstone Group’s 130 William Street back in August, excavation work was still underway, as the exteriors of neighboring buildings were also being faced in a protective covering. Now, per the latest from rbrome, concrete trucks have arrived on-site, as foundation work has also started, signaling that the soon-to-be 800′ tower is about to start rising.
The Queens waterfront has seen substantive improvements over the past decade, with construction on TF Cornerstone’s East Coast Long Island City complex wrapping in 2014, and additional work on Hunters Point South by both TFC and Related Companies progressing since. But to the north of those projects, the urban fabric along the East River and its tributaries has remained underutilized. That may not be the case for much longer, as plastics company Plaxall has submitted plans to create a new special district along Anable Basin. The proposal would result in skyscrapers up to 695′ in height, yielding new housing, hundreds of light industrial jobs, a multi-level public esplanade, and a new public school.
The first permits are up for a ten-story mixed-use building at 98 Front Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks from the York Street Subway Station, serviced by the F trains, and five blocks away from the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge Station, serviced by the A and C trains. This gives it quick access to Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. Hope Street Capital will be responsible for development.