The shell of a gas station at 100 East Broadway has sat empty for six years near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. Now a 14-story office and medical building will rise on the block-long corner lot between the bridge, Division Street, Pike Street and East Broadway.
When the Fulton Transit Center opened last November, glowing reviews celebrated its 53-foot-wide oculus while lamenting its $1.4 billion price tag, which had doubled since the project’s inception several years before. Now, spokespeople from Westfield and the MTA tell YIMBY that retail will begin opening in the fall and continue through 2016. There will be about 20 stores ranging from retail and service providers to eateries and full service restaurants.
Three buildings are on the rise at 760, 764 and 767a Bergen Street between Grand and Washington Avenues, on one of the busiest blocks for new construction in the Crown and Prospect Heights borderlands.
As the Rabsky Group plans to rezone an industrial swath of Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle for a huge residential development, other landlords are converting the area’s commercial buildings to apartments and retail. Schlomo Landau has filed alteration applications to expand a two-story storefront at 687 Flushing Avenue to a nine-story apartment building.
Last week, YIMBY revealed the Loketch Group’s planned expansion at 207 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg. And now the Midwood-based firm has filed plans for a new apartment building at 803 Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood, just over the border from Bushwick.