Vornado Realty Corp. and Kushner Companies are proposing to redevelop the 41-story, 1.5-million square-foot commercial building at 666 Fifth Avenue, in Midtown between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, into a 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use tower. According to the New York Post, the building would include a significant retail podium, which will be topped by a slender tower featuring a hotel and residences. Zaha Hadid has been tasked to design, and Kushner owns a majority of the property, although Vornado currently owns the building’s retail condominium along Fifth Avenue, and Zara owns a separate retail portion.
Property owner Jimmy Mizrahi, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 28 Huntington Street, in Red Hook, located five blocks west of the Smith – 9th Streets stop on the F and G trains. The building will measure 5,934 square feet, and 2,253 square feet of community facility space will span the ground floor and a portion of the cellar. In the second through forth floors, full-floor units will average 1,227 square feet apiece. Mohammad Baalbaki’s Staten Island-based Baalbaki & Assocoates Engineering is the applicant of record.
Avi Baranes has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 352 Willis Avenue, in Mott Haven, six blocks from the 6 train’s stop at 3rd Avenue – 138th Street. The building will measure just 4,223 square feet, and will include 1,425 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Above, full-floor residential units will average 1,400 square feet, indicative of condos, which would be big news for this part of the Bronx. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and the corner lot comes vacant.
Back in 2014, we reported on permits for a new 52-story hotel at 138 East 50th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues in Midtown East. YIMBY can now reveal the latest plans for the site, which have changed significantly, and the entirety of the building above the retail base will be condominiums. The project has also received a significant height boost, and is now slated to stand 64 stories and 803 feet tall, with Pelli Clarke Pelli serving as the design architect.
Earlier this spring, YIMBY reported on the approval of the planned residential conversion of the 24-story 212 Fifth Avenue, in NoMad, and now the project is underway, according to The New York Times. Madison Equities, Thor Equities, and Building and Land Technology are developing, and 48 condominiums are being carved out of the structure, ranging from two to four bedrooms apiece. Helpern Architects is designing, and a spring 2016 delivery date is anticipated.