Construction is now two stories above street level at 15 Lafayette Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 12-story, 123-unit mixed-use building is under development. The progress on construction can bee seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The structure will eventually measure 120,093 square feet. There will be 21,000 square feet of cultural community space across parts of the cellar through second floors, with both the Center for Fiction and the Mark Morris Dance Group as tenants. The residential units, which will be rental apartments and begin on the third floor, should average 678 square feet apiece. Forty-nine of the apartments (40 percent) will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage for 62 bikes, two tenant lounges, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. The ground floor will also feature 2,622 square feet of retail space. Jonathan Rose Companies is the developer, while Dattner Architects is behind the design. Crews broke ground on the project in September of 2015, and completion can likely be expected in 2017.
Back in March, a rendering was revealed of Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University Forum and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on a triangular block bound by West 125th and 129th streets and Broadway, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. At the time, excavation work was underway at the site, but now foundation work has commenced, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure will feature a café, an information center, offices and meeting rooms, and two auditoriums. The building is the part of the Columbia’s greater Manhattanville campus, which, when fully built out, will span 17 acres and roughly a dozen buildings. Renzo Piano Building Workshop is the design architect and Dattner Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2018.
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.
Last fall, DNAinfo reported Lambert Houses, a sprawling subsidized housing project in the West Farms section of the Bronx, would be demolished and replaced with new affordable housing. Now, those plans are coming to fruition, and new building applications have been filed for 18 stories of apartments at 984 East 180th Street.
Back in September of 2014, news broke that a seven-story, 90-unit mixed-income residential project was being planned at 1552 Bergen Street, in eastern Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains. The 68,711-square-foot building, dubbed Concern Bergen, has been quietly rising and has since topped out. Now, applications for the apartments – a mix of affordable, supportive, and market-rate units – are available, according to DNAinfo. Of the 90 apartments, 55 will be assigned to adults with psychiatric disabilities and will average 480 square feet apiece. The next 33 apartments, comprised of one- and two-bedrooms, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery, while the remaining two apartments will be market-rate rentals. The 35 non-supportive units should average 877 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a computer lab, multiple lounges, a laundry, private storage space, storage for 21 bikes, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, and an outdoor terrace. Long Island-based Concern for Independent Living is the developer, while Dattner Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is expected in September.