This past summer, news broke that the Covenant House was seeking to redevelop most of the block bound by Tenth and Dyker avenues and West 40th and 41st streets, in the Hudson Yards district, into a mixed-use development that would contain their new headquarters. Per Crain’s, the city’s Economic Development Corporation and the nonprofit jointly launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the project. The site could accommodate a roughly 780,000 square-foot project, but would have to include a new 150,000 square-foot facility for Covenant House. A second building could include roughly 700 residential units, retail space, and leasable community facility space. It’s proposed 40 percent of the units would rent at below-market rates, of which 75 to 100 units are to be set aside as supportive housing. Submissions are due March 11. The city must first take possession of vacant building at 450 West 41st Street.
Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.
Earlier this week, the city’s School Construction Authority disclosed a deal with Trinity Place Holdings to include a 476-seat elementary school within the base of a planned mixed-use development at 32-42 Trinity Place, in the Financial District. Yesterday, the New York Post revealed renderings of the 35-story tower, which will be known as 77 Greenwich Street. The 285,000 square-foot building will rise 500 feet above street level, and in addition to the school, will include roughly 85 condominium units and 7,000 square feet of retail space. The school will span the first nine stories in the structure, so units will begin 150 feet above the street, offering expansive waterfront views. Only the vacant six-story commercial building at 32-42 Trinity Place is expected to be demolished. Some of the air rights at 85 Greenwich are being used along with rights from the developer-owned, four-story Dickey House, an individual landmark at 67 Greenwich. FXFOWLE Architects is designing and completion is set for 2019.
In March of 2015, YIMBY reported on filings for a 23-story, 108-unit mixed-use tower at 1399 Park Avenue, between East 103rd and 104th street in East Harlem. Initially, Heritage Real Estate Partners planned a rental building, but the project will now have 72 condominiums, according to The Real Deal. Since there will be 93,850 square feet of residential space, units will average 1,303 square feet apiece. The 134,000 square-foot development will also have 20,198 square feet of non-profit community facility space on the ground through fourth floors. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. The site’s two former dilapidated townhouses have since been demolished.
L+M Development Partners is moving forward with an unknown development at 23-32 Park Row, in the Financial District. Last week, YIMBY forumers posted that demolition permits have been approved to take down the four-story building at 23-27 Park Row, the five-story property at 29 Park Row, and the five-story structure at 31-32 Park Row. All the buildings were formerly used as commercial-retail space and demolition can commence as soon as the structures are prepped. The property assemblage consists of a 17,855 square-foot plot with just under 150 feet of street front on Park Row. The site can accommodate 267,825 square feet in development potential as-of-right, according to our calculations, and it could sprout an office or hotel building with retail space, or a mixed-use project with residential units.