Fifteen years ago, the city emptied out the block-long Prospect Plaza housing project in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, promising to redevelop and move the 1,500 former residents back in. Last year, NYCHA finally demolished the four dilapidated apartment towers and began construction on 364 units of affordable housing. YIMBY recently stopped by the site on Park and Prospect Places between Saratoga and Howard Avenues. Phase 1 of the development has taken shape on the north side of Prospect Place, and windows are already going in on both buildings.
Development is slowly taking hold in the sleepy industrial area just south of Jamaica’s railyards. A new building application was filed Friday for a nine-story hotel at 145-07 95th Avenue, a block from the Jamaica LIRR and Air Train stations.
Long Island City’s mixed-use district was originally engineered to create a mix of retail, apartments and light industry, but new construction manufacturing space is rarely developed in the waterfront neighborhood once filled with factories. But today, one developer filed plans for a mixed-use building with apartments and ground-floor manufacturing at 37-29 33rd Street, in a subdistrict known as Dutch Kills.
The new condominium project under construction at 45 East 22nd Street is already making significant headway, and YIMBY posted an update of the tower’s progress only a few weeks ago. But a tipster has sent along a photo of new signage that has just gone up along the construction fencing, and we also have a fresh rendering of what the 777-foot tall building will look like, viewed with its neighbors along Madison Square Park.
Last week, YIMBY brought you the rendering for 1325 Herkimer Street, an Issac and Stern-designed apartment building in Bed-Stuy. Now we’ve got the first look at 641 Dekalb Avenue, another Bed-Stuy residential project from the same architect and developer.