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.
Two days ago, YIMBY reported that the IFC Center, at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village, would double the size of their theater, from five to 11 screens. The 9,743 square-foot expansion will fill the vacant lot behind the existing theater, and now Indiewire has renderings of the Cornelia Street façade. Talks are underway with various community and city officials, and approval by the Community Board and the Board of Standards and Appeals is expected by early 2016.
Back in June, complete renderings were revealed of Extell Development’s 22-story, 114-unit mixed-use building underway at 70 Charlton Street, in Hudson Square, and now the structure is up to the 12th floor, per Curbed, courtesy of Tectonic. The through-block development will contain 2,830 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a mix of condo and affordable rental units — 92 and 22, respectively — will occupy the floors above. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing, and occupancy is expected in late 2016.
HAP Investment Developers is proposing a 16-story, 241-unit mixed-use building at 4452 Broadway, in Fort George, four blocks from the 1 train’s stop at 191st Street. The developer initially filed plans for an eight-story, 98-unit mixed-use condo project, which would have been an as-of-right development. According to DNAinfo, the latest proposal must be approved by the city, and a public hearing at Community Board 12 is scheduled on September 2nd. The existing single-story commercial building was filed for demolition in 2014.
The Department of Housing and Preservation has applied for a $6 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to develop affordable housing at 211 Elizabeth Street/21 Spring Street, in Nolita, where the Elizabeth Street Garden currently operates. According to DNAinfo, the city has had plans to build up to 75 residential units at the vacant site since 2012. In September, the LMDC plans to hold a public hearing for the project.