A proposal to add four stories of residential space to a single-story commercial building in Queens is still on hold. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, for the second time, declined to approve the plan for 35-64 85th Street.
A NoHo lot is on its way to getting a new 10-story-tall office building designed by prolific architect Morris Adjmi. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the revised proposal for such a structure at 363 Lafayette Street.
A 19th century home on the Upper West Side is on its way into the 21st Century. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved modifications to the structure at 347 West End Avenue.
Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate has acquired the dilapidating RKO Keith’s Theatre, of which the interior is an individual landmark, at 135-35 Northern Boulevard, in downtown Flushing, for $66 million. Xinyuan plans to redevelop the property into a 16-story, 269-unit mixed-use building dubbed Flushing Square, Real Estate Weekly reported. The project will encompass 372,598 square feet and will host retail space on the ground and second floors. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will be responsible for the design. Although redevelopment plans were first filed as far back as 2003, the new architect will likely file new permits with the Buildings Department. Regarding the landmarked interior, Pei Cobb Freed will also have to seek approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission if the firm’s vision differs from those previously approved plans. The site was placed on the market earlier this year after the previous owners, JK Equities, acquired it in 2013 for $30 million.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission was unimpressed with a proposal to expand the home at 83 Horatio Street, in the West Village.