Details and a rendering have been revealed for a seven-story, 82-unit affordable residential building planned at 775 Crotona Park North (a.k.a. 1784 Prospect Avenue), in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. Dubbed Crotona Senior Residences, it will comprise entirely of affordable housing geared specifically to LGBT seniors (although all elderly people, regardless of orientation, will be allowed to apply), Welcome2TheBronx reported. It will also include a supportive facility with services for residents in the building and around the community. New building applications have not yet been filed, but Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the design architect.
Billionaire Ronald Perelman has pledged to donate $75 million to resurrect plans for the World Trade Center‘s Performing Arts Center, to be located at 70 Vesey Street in the Financial District. That’s the patch of land bound by Vesey, Greenwich, and Fulton streets, once home of the WTC’s temporary PATH station. The three-to four-story, 80,000-square-foot complex, now dubbed the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, will eventually boast three theaters. They will each seat 499, 299, and 100 people, but will have the ability to be reconfigured into a single 1,200-seat theater, according to the New York Times. Brooklyn-based REX Associates is responsible for the design. Perelman’s donation will be combined with $100 million already awarded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). The project is reportedly expected to cost $240 million in total, although the the LMDC said last year it will cost no more than $200 million. Groundbreaking is set for 2018.
Brooklyn-based property owner Anthony Wala has filed applications to expand the single-story manufacturing warehouse at 325 Calyer Street, in Greenpoint, into a four-story, 36,894-square-foot mixed-use commercial structure. Manufacturing space, making up 18,894 square feet, would be located on the ground, mezzanine, and second floors. Medical office space, totaling 18,000 square feet, would be located on the third and fourth floors. There would also be a 60-car garage on the ground floor. Jeffrey L. Kamen’s NoHo-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 18,894-square-foot, block-thru lot is located eight blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The filings come on the heels of plans for a six-story, car repair-office building at 305 Calyer Street.
It looks like another supertall will rise in Lower Manhattan. Plans for a 77-story, 600-unit mixed-use tower at 235-247 Cherry Street, on the southern end of the Lower East Side, have surfaced in City Planning documents obtained by Bowery Boogie. The schematic diagram indicates the tower’s roof level will clock in at 983 feet and 8 inches, which would be categorized as a supertall by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). A parapet enclosing the building’s bulkhead and mechanical equipment would boost the final height even further, possibly past the 1,000-foot mark. JDS Development Group is seeking minor zoning changes to build the tower. Details and renderings of the cantilevering project were first revealed in the spring. At the time, it was learned that the tower would include 150 affordable units, 10,000 square feet of retail, and a 4,600-square-foot senior center. The adjacent 10-story Two Bridges Senior Apartments would also see a renovation. SHoP Architects is behind the design, and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund are the property owners. A single-story commercial building will have to be demolished. Construction is not expected to begin until at least 2018.
St. Michael’s Cemetery, established in 1852 and located at 72-02 Astoria Boulevard in northern Woodside, has filed applications for a three-story, 39-foot-tall mausoleum at 23-25 49th Street. The new 18,859-square-foot structure will rise on a vacant 87,281-square-foot swath of land just south of the cemetery’s entrance. Portland, O.R.-based AVI Pradhan Architecture is the architect of record. The new mausoleum would be the cemetery’s tenth. St. Michael’s Cemetery encompasses roughly 88 acres on the land bound by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway in western Queens.