A new rendering has emerged for 27-49 Jackson Avenue revealing a dramatic change in design for the stalled project in Long Island City, Queens. Originally designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work began in 2018 on what was to be a 14-story, 146-foot-tall residential building with 37 units. The site has sat idle for the past couple of years, with only a partial section of the reinforced concrete superstructure formed. While the dimensions and scope of the new iteration remain unclear, the rendering shows that the building’s footprint will be extended further to the east to the corner of Jackson Avenue and 42nd Road. 27-51 Jackson Avenue is the current owner of the property and DHC Contracting Inc. is now the general contractor.
Construction has begun on the High Line Moynihan Connector, a nearly 1,200-foot-long extension of the High Line with a walkway and bridge that will link the elevated park with the Manhattan West development and provide easier access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill collaborated with James Corner Field Operations for the design, which calls for two 600-foot-long bridges built by Turner Construction Company, and work is proceeding under a $50 million public-private partnership between Empire State Development (ESD), Friends of the High Line, and Brookfield Properties. The extension will run along West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and bend to the north at Dyer Avenue to reach the Manhattan West plaza above West 31st Street.
Construction is nearing completion on 22 Chapel Street, a 20-story residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Delshah Capital and OTL Enterprises, the 211-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure spans 133,181 square feet and will yield 180 apartments, of which 25 will be designated for affordable housing. The property is also reported to contain a branch of START Treatment & Recovery Center, New York’s largest independent drug treatment agency. Titanium Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor for the development, which is being built between Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east, Chapel Street to the north, Cathedral Place to the south, and Jay Street to the west.
Exterior work continues to progress on 50 Trinity Place, a 28-story Aloft Hotel in the Financial District. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by FIT Investment Corporation, which purchased the property for $15 million in 2012, the 77,310-square-foot reinforced concrete tower will yield 173 guest rooms. Cauldwell Wingate is serving as the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street, diagonally across from Trinity Church.
Demolition is progressing at 1 Park Row, the site of a 23-story mixed-use building in the Financial District. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and developed by Circle F Capital, the 103,000-square-foot structure will yield 58 condominiums in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, along with 19,000 square feet of commercial office and retail space on the lower levels. MJM Associates Construction LLC is the general contractor and 1 Park Row Development LLC is the owner of the property, which sits at the intersection of Park Row and Ann Street. 1 Park Row received a $90 million construction loan from Los Angeles-based Parkview Financial last summer.