Demolition is underway at 308 West 43rd Street, the site of a two-building residential project in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates LLC, the 373,133-square-foot development will rise directly to the north of Port Authority Bus Terminal and will yield 321 apartments averaging 839 square feet apiece as well as 25,202 square feet of retail space.
New renderings have been released for Wildflower Studios, a full-scale film and production studio proposed in Astoria, Queens. The development is located at 35-15 19th Avenue and is one of Robert De Niro’s numerous ventures to construct Hollywood-grade production facilities in the outer boroughs.
Construction on the ground-up Margaritaville Resort New York at 560 Seventh Avenue wraps up work in Times Square. Designed by Stonehill Taylor and developed by Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties along with MHP Real Estate Services, the topped out 32-story, 375-foot-tall tower looks like it will open in the coming months and yield 234 guest rooms with island-inspired interior designs. The Midtown, Manhattan project is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 40th Street and is expected to cost around $300 million. The McBride Company is handling the interiors.
Excavation and foundation work is underway at 1165 Madison Avenue, the site of a 13-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by SLCE and developed by Naftali Group with Titanium Construction Services Inc. as the general contractor, the 210-foot-tall building will yield 67,680 square feet with 12 condominiums spread across 58,919 square feet and 3,749 square feet of commercial space. The property is located at the intersection of East 86th Street and Madison Avenue, a short walk from the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 86th Street station.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 50 Penn, a nine-story mixed-use building in East New York, Brooklyn. The 211,406-square-foot development is designed by Dattner Architects and will yield 218 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 175 units for residents at 30 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $14,640 to $118,400.