In October of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a 27-story, 168-unit residential building at 27-19 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog has spotted on-site renderings of the project, which is being developed by Twining Properties. The latest permits have the building measuring 128,006 square feet, which includes 2,807 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and units averaging 731 square feet apiece. Handel Architects is the architect of record. Demolition of the site’s two-story predecessor finished in September, and completion is slated for the summer of 2017.
Benny Fong has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 861 51st Street, in eastern Sunset Park, located five blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. The project will measure 6,594 square feet, which includes 1,205 square feet of healthcare facilities on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units begin on the second floor and will average a rental-sized 719 square feet. Brooklyn-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish two single-family townhouses.
Fong Benny, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 838 41st Street, in Sunset Park, four blocks from the D train’s stop at 9th Avenue. The building will measure 9,034 square feet, and a 2,462 square-foot daycare facility will span the ground and cellar levels. Beginning on the second floor, units will average 822 square feet apiece. Brooklyn-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and a two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Brooklyn-based Ranco Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 1487 Broadway, in southern Bushwick, two blocks before the J train’s stop at Halsey Street. The project will total 15,377 square feet, and includes 3,000 and 377 square feet of retail and health care facility spaces, respectively, on the ground floor. Residential units will average a relatively spacious 1,200 square feet apiece. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based firm is the architect of record, and an existing two-story structure must first be demolished.
After nearly a decade of anticipation, false starts and design changes, 855 6th Avenue is nearing completion. The 479-foot-tall tower has finally taken its place on the burgeoning Midtown South skyline, and upon completion it will fill the missing link between Herald Square to the north and the hybrid Chelsea/NoMad district to the south. The Durst Organization is developing the 41 story mixed-use project, which consists of significant residential, retail, and office components.