In 2013, YIMBY brought you news of the three-tower development URL Harborside planned at 200 Greene Street, on the Jersey City waterfront, and now the first tower has topped out at 69 stories, per Tectonic. The first tower will include 763 apartments and commercial space, but also a significant parking garage. The entire development will total 2,358 units, and Ironstate Development and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation are developing. Amsterdam-based Concrete is designing, and the first tower is expected to be complete in mid-2016.
Long Island-based Astrit Canj has filed applications for a two-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 179 McClean Avenue, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of Arrochar, near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The small infill project will measure 4,000 square feet in total, with half the square-footage designated for ground-floor retail space. On the second floor, the residential units will average 1,000 square feet each. Staten Island-based Ryan & Vaccaro is the architect, and an existing home deep in the lot must first be demolished.
Fong Benny, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 832 40th Street, in eastern Sunset Park, three blocks from the D train’s 9th Avenue stop. The building will measure 7,586 square feet, and that includes a 2,085 square-foot daycare facility on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will beginning on the second floor, and units will average a rental-sized 688 square feet each. Borough Park-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and the existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Excavation has commenced at 26 Avenue B, in the East Village, where a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building is planned, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 7,732 square feet, which includes 1,614 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; according to the Schedule A, an eating and drinking establishment is planned. Residential units above will average 765 square feet apiece. Back when the filings were submitted to the DOB in 2011, Shiming Tam was the architect, but now Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is serving as applicant of record.
Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings for Essex Crossing‘s 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building planned at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side, and last January we revealed renderings of the project. The 300,000 square-foot building includes 43,000 square feet of commercial space, and Planet Fitness is now expected to lease 22,000 square feet on the second floor, The Lo-Down reports. A 30,000 square-foot grocery store is also planned for the ground floor, though it currently lacks a confirmed tenant.