A structure dating back to the Civil War will be returned to residential use. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a plan for 353 Sixth Avenue (a.k.a. 353 Avenue of the Americas), one which will see the structure grow a little.
Foundation work is now complete at 125 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District, the site of a planned 88-story, 273-unit mixed-use tower being developed by SHVO (headed by Michael Shvo), New Valley, and Bizzi & Partners Development. The concrete pit is now ready to make way for the tower portion, as seen in a photo by ILNY that was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The exact dimensions of building are not known, as the permits at the Buildings Department have yet to be amended, but we know it will rise 898 feet above street level (per Curbed NY) and will encompass roughly 450,000 square feet. There will be 20,000 square feet of retail space in its base and 16,000 square feet of residential amenities, including multiple terraces throughout the tower. The residential units will also be condominiums, ranging from studios to a triplex penthouse. Rafael Viñoly Architects is behind the design. Earlier this year, the developers were in the process of securing financing through various sources. Completion is expected in 2018.
Renderings have finally been revealed for All Year Management’s mixed-use development at 123 Melrose Street and 54 Noll Street, in western Bushwick, the site of the former Rheingold Brewery complex. The multi-block project, bound by Melrose and Stanwix streets and Evergreen and Flushing avenues, will feature 800 to 900 rental apartments and tens of thousands of square feet of retail space, according to Curbed NY. It’s being dubbed Bushwick II and will encompass around one million square feet. Roughly 20 percent of the apartments will rent a below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The developer acquired the plot for a combined $140.7 million over the past year. ODA New York is responsible for the design. New building permits have yet to reflect the latest plans. Two sprawling, single-story warehouse structures will have to be demolished.
The Lynbrook Village Board has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the site of the two-story Capri motel at 5 Freer Street. That’s in Nassau County on Long Island. The development goals at the site aren’t specific, but are said to mirror the village’s current downtown development vision of building more commercial space and rental apartments, according to the LI Herald. The village is also proposing to de-map Roxy Place and allow it to be built on, which would add 5,900 square feet to the development plot. The RFP requires potential developers to negotiate with the hotel’s property owner, Apple Core Hotels. Proposals are due August 31. The site is located six blocks from the nearest Long Island Rail Road station.
Kushner Real Estate Group’s 53-story, 538-unit mixed-use building at 605 Pavonia Avenue, in the Journal Square section of Jersey City, is now fully clad. The tower’s construction crane has been removed, as seen in a photo posted on Instagram by the owners via the YIMBY Forums. The rental tower contains a very large parking garage as well as retail space. It’s the first of three towers in the Journal Squared mega-development, which includes additional 60- and 70-story sibling towers. The entire development will boast 1,838 residential units and 36,000 square feet of retail space. As for this first completed tower, which topped out in December of 2015, occupancy is expected by the end of this year. HWKN and Handel Architects are responsible for the design. The complex will be located a stone’s throw away from the neighborhood’s PATH station.