It looks like gears are turning on the 12-story retail and residential project slated for 86 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. Fresh demolition plans were filed last week for the existing two-story building where the new apartment building is slated to sit, and now YIMBY has the first look at the new structure’s design.
A 33-story, 179-unit mixed-use building has reached its peak at 520 West 30th Street. Construction officially topped off on August 18th, according to a spokesperson for the developer, Related Companies. Photos posted to the YIMBY forums by JC_Heights and Tectonic show that structure’s frame is being filled out and installation of the glassy facade appears about halfway complete.
Developers would like to convert a century-old East Harlem building that once served as a brewery into housing and workspace for artists.
Foundation work is now underway for the 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building under development at 242 Broome Street (a.k.a. Site 1), located on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 180,646 square feet. There will be 40,326 square feet of commercial-retail space across portions of the cellar through third floors. A bowling ally operated by Splitsville Luxury Lanes is expected to lease a significant amount of space. In addition, there will be 17,735 square feet of community facility space on the second through fourth floors. The space was once reserved for the Andy Warhol Museum, but plans for it have fallen through.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the realization of rising sea levels, YIMBY, in 2013 and 2014, wrote on “Seaport City,” which was the Bloomberg administration’s ambitious proposal to mitigate flood waters in Lower Manhattan. But the city’s Economic Development Corporation is moving forward with another, less expensive plan, once dubbed the Big U and later the Dryline. The latest news concerns transforming the current shoreline from Harrison Street, in TriBeCa, to Montgomery Street, on the Lower East Side. This section would measure roughly 3.5 miles, and last week the city selected AECOM, who leads ONE Architecture and Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), and Dewberry to officially design and engineer it, Crain’s reports.