The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has released preliminary plans, ahead of a presentation set to be given later in September, to develop a 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use project at 2460 Second Avenue, in northern East Harlem. The city-owned property, currently a vacant 105,000-square-foot former bus depot, was the site of a church and a slave burial ground during the 17th century, Commercial Observer reported. The redevelopment would include a 15,000-square-foot living memorial and cultural center in honor those who were buried there. The rest of the project could include 730 rental apartments, half of which would rent at below-market rates. In addition, the plan calls for 315,000 square feet of commercial space, including retail and offices, and 30,000 square feet for community facilities. It would be accommodated by a 300-car parking garage and 18,000 square feet of outdoor space. Since the site is city-owned, the project must be approved through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Completion is tentatively set for 2022. The block-encompassing site is located between East 126th and 127th streets.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) 22-story, 779,832-square-foot portion of the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, under construction at 530 East 74th Street on the Upper East Side, is now four stories above street level. Work was solely underway on the foundation when YIMBY reported on the project in January. The latest construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Work appears to still be below grade on City University of New York’s (CUNY)/Hunter College School of Nursing’s 16-story, 750,000-square-foot portion at 524 East 74th Street. MSKCC’s portion will focus on the treatment of various forms of cancer, while CUNY’s portion will focus on research and physical therapy. Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects are designing the project, and a recent rendering is below. Completion is expected by 2018, with opening scheduled for 2019.
Property owner Zin Long Dai has filed applications for a four-story, 11-unit mixed-use building at 1759 Bay Ridge Parkway, in Bensonhurst. It will measure 15,190 square feet and will include a 5,190-square-foot daycare center on the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units on the second through fourth floors. The residential units should average 909 square feet apiece, which means either rentals or condominiums could be in the works. A 13-car parking garage will be located in the cellar. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The 79th Street stop on the D train is five blocks away.
A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.
Back in January, YIMBY reported on the groundbreaking ceremony held for the planned 79-story, 781-unit mixed-use tower under development at 99 Hudson Street, in Jersey City. That’s located between Grand and York streets in Exchange Place section of the city. Pile driving and foundation work are now underway, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1.5-million-square-foot skyscraper, to stand 900 feet in height, will include 15,000 square feet of retail space and 14,000 square feet of public space, some of that in the form of a plaza. The plaza will be located on the corner of Grand and Greene streets. China Overseas America Inc. is the developer and Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018, followed by occupancy the next year.