The Rowan, at 21-21 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, has received its TCO, with closings now imminent. DXA Studio is the designer of the residential development, which yields a total of 46 residences, and is among the newest construction projects that have risen over the neighborhood in recent years. RockFarmer Properties is the developer of the building and Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing of the one to three bedroom condominiums. Only four units remain available for sale, which include a three-bedroom duplex measuring 1,856 square feet with 1,057 square feet of outdoor space, asking $2,549,000; and two three-bedroom penthouses with their own outdoor space. The Rowan is over 85 percent sold, with a recent penthouse sale setting a new record for the highest price per square foot paid for a three-bedroom condominium in the neighborhood.
Yesterday afternoon Governor Kathy Hochul revealed numerous new renderings of what the outdated 53-year-old Penn Station and the surrounding Midtown, Manhattan district could soon become. Despite being slightly downsized by 7 percent from former Governor Cuomo’s ten-building master plan, the new proposal still encompasses an incredible 18.3 million square feet of construction and redevelopment. Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the master plan, which is expected to take four to five years to complete and cost between $6-7 billion.
The figures for new Department of Building project filings in New York City for the second and third quarter of 2021 are in, and the results are positively impressive. During the half-year period spanning April through September, builders have filed new permits for a total of 1,023 buildings, which range from skyline-altering skyscrapers to humble single-car garages. The total volume of these proposals adds up to 21,111,222 square feet, much of which will be residential space. Upon completion, the buildings will add a combined 19,052 residences, an impressive number even if it still falls short of the city’s dire need for new housing. The full Excel spreadsheet of all Q2 and Q3 2021 applications is available with purchase of the Building Wire subscription.
Façade installation is continuing to progress on 200 East 83rd Street, a 35-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by Naftali Group and Rockefeller Group, the 243,128-square-foot reinforced concrete superstructure will yield 86 units spread over 205,877 square feet, averaging 2,393 square feet apiece. Sales for the homes are currently underway and are being handled by Compass. SLCE Architects is the architect of record and Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 83rd Street.
Excavation work is ramping up at 22-11 31st Street, the site of a three-story retail structure with a Target store in Astoria, Queens. Developed by Jenel Real Estate, the building will yield 97,314 square feet with 175 feet of frontage along 31st Street. Pav-Lak Contracting, Inc. is the general contractor for the property, which was previously occupied by a two-story Key Food supermarket until its demolition in 2020. Target signed a lease with A&H Acquisitions and will provide a variety of households needs, décor, men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, baby and children’s apparel and toys, an adult beverage section, a CVS Pharmacy and Order Pickup, and tech and fitness accessories.