Proposals from the Francesca Russo Architect design team reveal plans to modernize exterior elements of an aging Greek Revival-style building at 5 West 16th Street. Located near Union Square Park, the building was originally completed in 1846 as a private residence. The home was later designated an official city landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June 1986.
Permits are now processing for a sizable new three-story building at 640 Columbia Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The filings confirm movement on a new multi-level commercial distribution center by Dov Hertz and the Innovo Property Group, making this the second large warehouse by the pair in the Five Boroughs. Their first project, still under development, is 2050 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. The Red Hook site would be right next to IKEA, with close proximity to the I-278 and I-478, which would give trucks quick access to Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey through Staten Island.