In December, Toll Brothers picked up the headquarters for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City for $135 million. Now the Pennsylvania-based developer has filed applications to erect an 18-story residential building on the site between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Earlier this week, YIMBY revealed renderings for 340 Flatbush Avenue, which could become Brooklyn’s tallest tower. But the borough’s current tallest building, Ava DoBro (formerly Avalon Willoughby West), is inching toward completion a few blocks away at 100 Willoughby Street.
Two big developments, Hallets Point and Astoria Cove, are in the works on Astoria’s waterfront, but smaller developers have begun arriving on the neighborhood’s northern edge. The latest addition is an eight-story mixed-use project planned for 21-07 Astoria Boulevard.
In the middle of 2014, Macklowe Properties closed on an assemblage on the corner of 59th Street and Third Avenue for $100 million, acquiring it from SL Green. Now, with the former structures demolished, YIMBY can reveal the first renderings of the site’s future occupant, designed by CetraRuddy, which will stand 35 stories and 490 feet tall.
The eco-friendly form of construction known as passive house is still rare in New York City. It saves building owners more money in the long run by cutting down on energy costs. But construction costs developers more up front, because passive house demands a special kind of ventilation system, several additional inches of insulation, and extra thick windows. Few affordable housing developers are willing to take on the challenge, but HANAC—an organization that builds senior housing throughout Queens—has decided to make its low-income project in Corona a passive house building.