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509 West 38th Street

30-Story, 225-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises Into the Sky at 509 West 38th Street, Hudson Yards District

Back in February of 2015, YIMBY revealed updated renderings of the 30-story, 225-unit mixed-use building under development at 509 West 38th Street, in the Hudson Yards District, located four blocks north of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards stop on the 7 train. Construction kicked off last fall and the structure has since risen to roughly the 22nd floor, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the tower will measure 243,689 square feet. It will include 13,739 square feet of retail space across the ground and second floors, and 29,180 square feet of community space for a non-profit on the ground through fifth floors. The units, which will be rental apartments, should average 786 square feet apiece, of which 46 will rent at below-market rates. Amenities listed on the Schedule A include laundry facilities, bike storage space, and a fitness center. Imperial Companies is the developer, while BKSK Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.


921 Eagle Avenue

Six-Story, 10-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 921 Eagle Avenue, Morrisania

Property owner Ali Saleh, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 921 Eagle Avenue, in Morrisania, located five blocks from Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station. The structure will measure 9,813 square feet and will feature a 1,785-square-foot community facility on the ground floor. The residential units, which will begin on the second floor, should average 803 square feet apiece. Amenities include laundry facilities, private residential storage, and a 600-square-foot rooftop terrace. Ling Li’s Flushing-based Li Architect Associates is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.


2587 Atlantic Avenue

Two-Story, 44,600-Square-Foot Medical Office Planned at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, East New York

The Institute for Community Living is planning to build a two-story, 44,600-square-foot medical office building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Georgia Avenue in East New York, located a block from the Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. The nonprofit is expected to establish nine programs at the location, including mental health programs, social services, and care coordination. In addition, Community Healthcare Network, another nonprofit, is expected to provide primary care services in 5,100 square feet of the space, according to Crain’s. Dattner Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Dattner is also working on ICL’s project in Crown Heights. As for this project, it is being built adjacent to ICL’s mental health clinic at 2581 Atlantic Avenue. The development assemblage include the three-story mixed-use building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, the Georgia Avenue-facing end of 2581 Atlantic Avenue, and a two-story, two-family house at 40 Georgia Avenue.


2956 Park Avenue

15-Story, 154-Unit Affordable Residential Building Filed at 2956 Park Avenue, Melrose

Omni New York has filed applications for a 15-story, 154-unit mixed-use building at 2956 Park Avenue, in Melrose, located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2, 4, and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 143,318 square feet and will feature 4,566 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The building will feature affordable residential units, although its not known how many of the units will rent at below-market rates and/or will be subsidized, according to The Real Deal. The residential units should average 933 square feet apiece, which means the apartments will probably be geared towards families. Amenities in the building will include a recreational room, storage space for bikes, and laundry facilities. Mark Ginsberg’s TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. The site, which is located on the corner of East 151st Street, is vacant.


220 Eleventh Avenue

Zaha Hadid-Designed Mixed-Use Project Planned At 220 Eleventh Avenue, West Chelsea

Back in 2002, the Moinian Group acquired, for an undisclosed amount, the 19,750-square-foot lot at 220 Eleventh Avenue, located between West 25th and 26th streets in West Chelsea. Since then, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has constructed what appears to be a ventilation system for the 7 Subway Extension on the northern end of the lot. Now, we can bring you news that the developer is moving forward with development of the site. Planned is a mixed-use project, with condominiums and a space for a cultural institution, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project was one of the last that Zaha Hadid personally designed before she unexpectedly passed away earlier this year. The site can accommodate up to 187,820 square feet of new mixed-use development. Construction is expected to get underway in early 2017.


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