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.
A little over a year ago, YIMBY revealed a seven-story condo project planned for 952 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side. Now, we have a construction update on the development, which topped out a few months ago at the corner of 107th Street.