Do what the Landmarks Preservation Commission asks and you shall receive its blessing. So was the case for the hotel planned for 456 Greenwich Street, sitting partly in the TriBeCa North Historic District. The proposal went before the commission in early August, but the brick choice and square fenestrations didn’t fly. So, the applicant was forced to come back. They did so on Tuesday and had perhaps the most pain-free experience in this journalist’s experience with the LPC.
The city hopes to kick off its big East New York rezoning within the next few weeks, and it plans to subsidize the construction of 1,200 new affordable apartments in the transit-rich area near Broadway Junction. Meanwhile, market-rate development is slowly growing in the southern half of the neighborhood, where new construction comes in the form of small three- and four-story buildings—the only thing that pencils out right now.
The hulking remains of Greenpoint Terminal Market once dominated West Street in Greenpoint, after a mysterious 10-alarm fire destroyed much of the former industrial complex in 2006. But the low-slung factories are finally giving way to towers. One developer has filed new building applications for a 19-story residential development at 27 West Street, between Calyer and Quay Streets, a block south of the old Terminal Market.
Last month, a rep for Extell told the NY Post that all images of Nordstrom Tower released so far are inaccurate, which is especially confusing considering some of the images came from documents produced in-house at the firm. But the PR doublespeak is technically correct, and YIMBY can now confirm that there has indeed been an additional tweak to the plans, and the country’s future tallest building (by roof height) has been scalped of its spire.
The South Bronx is about to experience an unprecedented construction boom, and the Chetrit Group and Somerset Partners have jumped on the bandwagon by filing new building applications for two 25-story towers at 101 Lincoln Avenue and 2401 3rd Avenue in Mott Haven.