In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
TCX Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 17-unit mixed-use building at 177-18 Wexford Terrace, in Jamaica Estates, located two blocks from the Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train. The structure will encompass 17,603 square feet, of which 1,507 square feet will be designated for medical office space on the ground floor. The residential units, beginning on the second floor, should average 730 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The project will be topped by a rooftop recreational space. Frank Petruso’s Great Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 to raze the 30-foot-wide site’s two-story brick house. The project will rise directly next to another 20-unit residential building being developed by TCX Development at 177-16 Wexford Terrace.
Back in December of 2015, Esplanade of White Plains Venture Partnership proposed converting The Esplanade – the 15-story, 120-unit senior-exclusive residential building – at 95 South Broadway, in White Plains, into 212 unrestricted market-rate rental apartments. Now, the property owners have received approval from the White Plains Common Council, Westfair reports. The apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. The 251,000-square-foot building will also feature 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an additional 9,000 square feet of medical offices. Sullivan Architecture is designing the conversion. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with work lasting between 15 and 18 months, which means completion should happen in 2018 or 2019. There are 16 people still residing in the building.
Long Island-based Lion State Management has filed applications for a four-story, 13,047-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 944 Home Street, in the Bronx’s Longwood neighborhood, located a block from the Freeman Street stop on the 2/5 trains. The ground and second floors will host 5,349 square feet of retail space, while the third and fourth floors will contain 5,023 square feet of community facility space, which will be used for medical offices. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based Design Group In H&K is the architect of record. The 2,675-square-foot site, at the corner of Southern Boulevard, is currently vacant.
Brooklyn-based Abraham Wieder has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 5601 13th Avenue, located on the corner of 56th Street in southern Borough Park, two blocks from the 55th Street stop on the D train. The structure will encompass 18,366 square feet, with 2,352 square feet to be used for retail space on the ground floor. An additional 2,962 square feet on the second floor will be for a community facility, and the residential units on floors three through six should average 1,116 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in February for the site’s existing two-story brick house.