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38 Sixth Avenue

Pacific Park’s 23-Story, 303-Affordable-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 38 Sixth Avenue, Prospect Heights

The 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building under development at 38 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, has topped out. Three months ago, the structure was merely two stories above street level. It now encompasses 341,595 square feet. It will host 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 303 affordable residential units. All of the rental apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 73-car underground garage, space for a whopping 400 bikes, private residential storage space, a fitness center with a yoga room, a children’s playroom, and a terrace on the 16th floor. Greenland Forest City Partners, comprising of Greenland USA (the US branch of Shanghai-based Greenland Group) and Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer. The duo are heading the 17-building Pacific Park mixed-use mega-development, of which 38 Sixth Avenue is a part. SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.


4511 Third Avenue

Reveal for 11-Story, 181-Affordable-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 4511 Third Avenue, Belmont

A rendering has been revealed of the 11-story, 181-affordable-unit mixed-use building planned at 4511 Third Avenue, in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The 294,207-square-foot, thru-block development (consisting of seven- and 11-story components), will host 57,549 square feet of medical space on the ground and second floors and 10,127 square feet of ground-floor retail, as YIMBY reported in February. The rental apartments above, all of which will rent at below-market rates, should average 928 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 128-car garage, storage for 96 bikes, laundry facilities, and multiple outdoor terraces. The SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital, located across the street) will utilize the medical space, as well as operate a 10,800-square-foot terrace geared towards exercise for the building’s tenants.

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550 West 20th Street

Architect Selected for Mixed-Use Conversion of Former Bayview Correctional Facility at 550 West 20th Street, West Chelsea

Deborah Berke Partners has been selected, through a competition, to design the mixed-use conversion of the eight-story, 100,000-square-foot former Bayview Correctional Facility at 550 West 20th Street, on the corner of the West Side Highway in West Chelsea. The competition included over 43 entrants, Curbed NY reported. Last October, Empire State Development (ESD) awarded NoVo Foundation and the Goren Group a 99-year lease of the property, to transform it into community facility and commercial space. Dubbed the Women’s Building, it will house a women’s rights organization, community space, an art gallery, and a restaurant. A construction timeline has not been released. The facility was evacuated in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Inmates were never transported back to the location due to storm damage and budgetary constraints.


11 Bay 20th Street

Three-Story, 17,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Commercial Project Planned at 11 Bay 20th Street, Bath Beach

Eric Ho, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, 17,354-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 11 Bay 20th Street, in Bath Beach. There will be 4,238 square feet of retail space across the ground floor, followed by a 179-child daycare center on the second and third floors. There will also medical offices in the cellar. Timothy Li’s Brooklyn-based TLI Architect is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 5,800-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, three-family house. Demolition permits were filed in May. The 18th Avenue stop on the D train is located a block away.


5501 New Utrecht Avenue

Five-Story, 20,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Commercial Building Filed at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, Borough Park

Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.


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