A rough rendering has been revealed of the four-story, nine-unit mixed-use building planned at 90-05 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst. A photo of the board at the construction site was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 8,395 square feet. It will host 2,010 square feet of medical offices in the cellar, followed by residential units on the ground through fourth floors. The units should average 743 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be an eight-car garage on the ground floor. An anonymous Elmhurst-based company is the developer and Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,409-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Completion is expected in the fall of 2017. The Grand Avenue-Newtown stop on the M and R trains is three blocks away.
The city has unveiled its plan to revitalize and encourage more office development in Midtown East, following on the heels of a rezoning along Vanderbilt Avenue that paved the way for a 67-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.
Back in January, YIMBY reported on the groundbreaking ceremony held for the planned 79-story, 781-unit mixed-use tower under development at 99 Hudson Street, in Jersey City. That’s located between Grand and York streets in Exchange Place section of the city. Pile driving and foundation work are now underway, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1.5-million-square-foot skyscraper, to stand 900 feet in height, will include 15,000 square feet of retail space and 14,000 square feet of public space, some of that in the form of a plaza. The plaza will be located on the corner of Grand and Greene streets. China Overseas America Inc. is the developer and Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018, followed by occupancy the next year.
Brooklyn-based Yeshiva Amod Hatorah Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 1473 50th Street, in the heart of Borough Park. The project will measure 15,589 square feet. It will include a 3,650-square-foot religious facility on the ground and cellar levels, followed by six residential units across the second through fourth floors. The units should average 1,253 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,006-square-foot property is currently vacant. The 50th Street stop on the D train is three blocks away.
Façade work is in full swing at 27-21 44th Drive in Long Island City. The 27-story apartment building known as The Edison reached its final height in early June, when the national flag was hoisted atop its concrete bulkhead. At that point, the roughly 300-foot-tall structure became the tenth-tallest within the Court Square district, though taller neighbors rising nearby are already surpassing it. However, the building would remain highly visible thanks to its position at the epicenter of the resurgent neighborhood.