This past July, the 20-story, 229-key Joie de Vivre hotel under construction at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown, was at the 17th floor and receiving its first glass panels. Now, the building is topped out, and glass is nearing the top of the structure, per Bowery Boogie. Commune Hotel & Resorts is developing, and Peter Poon Architects is designing. The building is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
Bed-Stuy-based CS Real Estate has filed applications for a 14-story, 13-unit mixed-use building at 940 First Avenue, in Midtown East, three blocks from the E, M or 6 subways caught on Lexington Avenue at 51st or 53rd Streets. The building will measure 17,450 square feet in total, and will feature 1,073 square feet of commercial-retail space on the first floor. Above, full-floor units will measure 1,210 square feet apiece, likely indicative of condos. Karl Fischer is the architect of record, and an old four-story tenement must first be demolished.
Back in January, YIMBY revealed renderings of Essex Crossing‘s 14-story mixed-use building planned at 175 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, where 100 units of senior housing will rise above a four-story podium. Now, NYU’s Lagone Medical Center has disclosed that a 40,000 square-foot medical facility will span three floors in the base, The Lo-Down reports.
Permits were filed early last year for a 36-story, 372-unit residential building at 225 East 39th Street/222 East 40th Street, in Midtown East, and YIMBY later revealed renderings of the project that summer. Since then, a six-story garage was demolished, and now foundation work is underway, per Curbed. The rental units — 20 percent of which will be let at below market rates — will spread across 343,187 square feet of space, with units averaging 922 square feet apiece. Fisher Brothers is developing, and Handel Architects is designing, with completion expected in 2017.
Developer Sheldon Solow has filed applications for a 42-story, 770,812 square-foot mixed-use building at 685 First Avenue, Murray Hill, located five blocks from of Grand Central Terminal. The building will contain 550 residential units across nearly 705,000 square feet, for average units of 1,282 square feet. Retail space on the ground floor will measure 10,088 square feet, and amenity space will span the second and third floors, featuring a pool, fitness center, library, and private recreational and assembly spaces.