Architecture

Special Permit Hotel Zones

City Moving Ahead With Plan for Hotel Special Permits in M-1 Zones

New York City’s real estate industry has seen several new phenomena over the past decade, with the rise of the supertalls perhaps the most visible on the overall skyline. But across neighborhoods like the Garment District, Chelsea, and the peripheral fringes of Long Island City and Downtown Brooklyn, the hospitality boom has been the most notable happening, with parking garages and warehouses rapidly disappearing in favor of new hotels. Now, City Planning hopes to put a damper on the rush, with a proposed zoning amendment that would force any new hotels in M-1 zones to go through a special permitting process.

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122 East 23rd Street

OMA-Designed 121 East 22nd Street-122 East 23rd Street Almost Complete, Gramercy

New development is an infrequent occurrence in the East 20s, but from 121 East 22nd Street through to 122 East 23rd Street, Toll Brothers City Living is almost finished on their latest project, designed by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. Tectonic stopped by the site for an update, and the latest progress shots show that the smaller of the two buildings is almost ready for its opening day.

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116-02 Curzon Road, image by Bluarch Architecture

116-02 Curzon Road Revealed, Kew Gardens, Queens

Kew Gardens is in for an attractive new development, with building applications filed for 83-61 116th Street, just off the intersection of Curzon Road. The site also includes the neighboring lot at 116-02 Curzon Road, which puts the project directly on the intersection with 116th Street, giving the assemblage a unique form that the architects have used to their advantage.

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148-31 90th Avenue

Permits Filed for 148-29 90th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens

Initial building applications were filed back in the spring for 148-31 90th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens, and now, slightly revised permits have been pulled with the DOB, this time using the address 148-29 90th Avenue. The total construction area will measure just over 100,000 square feet, and within that, there will be 69,789 square feet of residential space, divided amongst 90 units. There will also be a 45-car parking garage in the cellar, which will also include room for 45 bicycles. Raymond Chan Architects is the architect of record, while George Xu’s 90 Ave Realty LLC is listed as the developer. Demolition permits for the existing structure have already been filed, and construction should soon begin.


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