Permits have been filed for a 21-story mixed-use high-rise at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens. The neighborhood has seen a spike in new development since the city announced an action plan to stimulate the local economy. The site is two blocks away from the Jamaica Center subway station, serviced by the E, J, and Z trains. Brooklyn-based BFC Partners will be responsible for the development. The firm is most notable for being part of the joint ventures responsible for the redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory and Essex Crossing.
New renderings are out for Bedford Union Armory’s redevelopment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. BFC Partners and the nonprofit NYC Economic Development Corporation, whose mission is to spur economic growth in the city, will be developing the project jointly. The site is three blocks from the 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway trains at the Franklin Avenue station. Permits filed four months ago for a fifteen-story building are still pending approval.
A new, 8 story residential building will soon rise at 167 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn‘s buzzing southern corner. Located just steps from the massive City Point development, the corner lot measures 2,425 square feet, facing Willoughby and Fleet Streets.
Delancey Street Associates has launched leasing for 350,000 square feet of office space in Essex Crossing. This will be the first significant block of Class-A office space to come to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and the developers hope the quasi-historic surrounds and combination of new and existing retail will be enough to lure tenants.
The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development, at 115 Delancey Street, has officially topped-out. The last time YIMBY reported on the site, it had just risen above street level, back in late January. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, of which 98 will be affordable. Its developer, Delancey Street Associates, is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.