In early 2014, applications were filed to expand (from the foundation of) the existing four-story tenement buildings at 1987-1991 Third Avenue, located on the corner of East 109th Street in East Harlem, into a nine-story, 59-unit mixed-use building. Harlem+Bespoke now has schematic drawings of the project, which also reveals its scheduled completion date – December of 2017. The expanded structure will measure 58,728 square feet and will feature 5,871 of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 865 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include bike storage, a laundry, and recreational space, all located in the cellar. Queens-based EM Architectural Design is the architect of record, and Yin Han, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the developer. The existing structures are currently being reduced to their foundation.
Back in August of 2012, CUNY’s Stella and Charles Guttman Community College welcomed its inaugural class at the seven-story, 91,335-square-foot building at 50 West 40th Street – the annex portion of the 23-story American Radiator Building, an individual landmark, at 40 West 4t0th Street – in Midtown. Now, the school is planning to move to a larger four-story, CUNY-owned building at 445 West 59th Street once its lease expires in 2020. According to The Real Deal, Allied Partners, the owner of 50 West 40th Street, will demolish the annex building for, presumably, a new development. In 2010, a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building, reportedly designed by Norman Foster’s Foster + Partners, was proposed at the site. At the time, the development assemblage included the properties at 54 West 40th Street and 43 West 39th Street. It’s not known if the same footprint will be utilized this time around.
During the summer of 2015, YIMBY reported that demolition was competed on the two-story commercial building at 1 Flatbush Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, excavation is underway for the planned 19-story, 157-unit mixed-use building replacing it, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The new structure will encompass roughly 170,000 square feet, 24,500 square feet of which will be used for retail space across the cellar through second floors. The rental apartments should average 793 square feet apiece, and 32 of them will rent at below market-rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include storage space for 79 bikes in the cellar, a fitness center, followed by entertainment lounges/recreation rooms, a library, a yoga room, all located on the third floor, and a rooftop terrace. Developers Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners landed a $110 million construction loan earlier this year. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
It was back in October of 2014 when the seven-story, 22-unit residential building topped out at 164 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie now reports construction has since been completed on the exterior of the 28,424-square-foot project, which is cladded with grey bricks punctuated by windows. There will be 3,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and the rental apartments above should average 825 square feet apiece. Amenities includes private storage space, storage for 11 bikes, a six-car parking garage, and a rooftop terrace. An anonymous LLC is the developer and Newman Design Group is the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.
Hasidic developers are slowly transforming the semi-industrial wasteland between Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg into a mixed-use residential neighborhood. The latest evidence comes from building applications for a hotel and synagogue at 484 Park Avenue, designed by ubiquitous architect Karl Fischer.