The City Planning Commission voted this morning to certify the rezoning of Midtown East, beginning the public review process for a dramatic upzoning that the city hopes will generate new office buildings.
A Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 38-07 31st Street, in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. The project will measure 11,203 square feet and rise 60 feet above street level. There will be 1,651 square feet of commercial-warehouse space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the second through sixth floors. The apartments should average 726 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Emanuel Kambanis’s Long Island City-based GKA Design Group Inc. is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,190-square-foot lot is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Construction is now 16 floors above street level on the 43-story, 467-unit mixed-use building under development at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower will encompass 500,302 square feet and rise 481 feet to the top of its bulkhead. There will be 11,372 square feet of retail space on the cellar through second floors, followed by 467 apartments across the second through 41st floors. The units should average 791 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Simon Baron Development is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect. Completion is expected in 2018.
It has been about five-and-a-half months since we checked in on JDS Development Group’s new endeavor at 613 Baltic Street, in Park Slope. Back then, it had just topped out. Now, behind scaffolding, façade installation is underway at every level of the 11-story building.
Vinbaytel Developments has acquired the vacant three-story, 5,148-square-foot mixed-use building at 192 Eighth Avenue, located between West 19th and 20th streets in Chelsea. The new owner plans to build a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building, Commercial Observer reported. Building permits, which have not yet been approved, are currently on file for a 10,390-square-foot structure with 2,090 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, although the rendering appears to indicate retail on the second floor, as well. The residential condominiums, which should average 1,660 square feet apiece, will be located across the second through sixth floors, plus a seventh-floor penthouse. Little Neck, Queens-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record.