Fortis Property Group is slowly redeveloping Long Island College Hospital into apartments and an NYU Langone Medical Center, but a smaller project is brewing across the street. Local developer Brandon Hornbeck is demolishing a row of townhouses on Amity and Hicks street to make way for a mixed-use residential building.
Foundation work is now underway on the site of a long-stalled-out hotel development at 36-18 Main Street, in Downtown Flushing. YIMBY can bring you news of the construction thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. Building permits for the project, which date back to 2004, detail plans for a two-tower, 12-story multi-use commercial complex that encompasses 290,195 square feet. Commercial-retail space will be located on the ground through forth floors in a common podium. One of the towers will contain a 148-key Hotel Indigo on the fifth through 11th floors. The other tower will feature medical offices on the fifth through 11th floors. The complex will also feature restaurants on the third and 12th floors. It will be served by a 345-car underground garage and have storage for 31 bikes. JWC Architect Engineer is the architect of record, while CMA Landmark Associates is developing. Completion is expected in 2018, per a Queens Courier update from 2014.
The Jain Temple of New York, based in New Hyde Park, has filed applications for a single-story, 11,621-square-foot temple at 259-16 79th Avenue, located on the corner of 79th Avenue in Floral Park, Queens. The 23-foot-tall religious facility will contain a house of worship and prayer areas, a dining area and kitchen, classrooms, and accessory office space, according to the permits. Rohit D. Misra’s Flatiron District-based Misra Group is the architect of record. The temple will rise on a 10,000-square-foot lot that’s currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
Back in March, the six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building began to rise at the block-thru plot at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village. The complex now appears to be topped out, according to photos by EV Grieve. Dubbed Steiner East Village, it is to encompass 151,943 square feet. That will include 8,376 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 961-square-foot medical offices, also on the ground floor. Its 82 condominiums, averaging 1,315 square feet apiece, will come in one- to four-bedroom configurations. Amenities include a pool and spa, a gym, a library, a children’s playroom, a courtyard, and rooftop gardens. Douglas Steiner’s New Jersey-based Steiner Equities Group, doing business as their New York arm Steiner NYC, is the developer, while S9 Architecture is behind the design. Paris Forino is responsible for the interiors and Future Green Studio is the landscape designer. Completion can be expected in 2017.
In January, developer Yosef Streicher disclosed preliminary plans to redevelop the long-vacant, three-story 68th Police Precinct Station House and Stable, an individual landmark at 4302 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 43rd Street in Sunset Park. The plan was for some sort of community facility, a café, and roughly 10 residential units. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has since struck a deal with the developer to transform the property into an over 300-student public school, the Brooklyn Paper reported, which means the original plans are out the window. The SCA also disclosed the possibility and likelihood that the buildings could be demolished. Since the structures are an individual landmarks, that means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve its demolition (a highly unlikely event). The city could automatically demolish the landmark if the structures are deemed hazardous.