YIMBY last reported on Extell Development’s 52-story, 600-unit mixed-use building at 551 Tenth Avenue, in Midtown West, back in October of 2014, and now Curbed has the latest photos of the project, courtesy of Tectonic. The structure has risen significantly since last fall, and glass is now wrapping around on all sides. Twenty percent of the rental units will be leased at below-market rates, and a 300-bed dormitory will be housed in the building’s base. SLCE Architects is designing, and completion is expected in the summer of 2016.
In December, an 11-story, 30-unit mixed-use building was filed at 140 15th Street, in South Slope, but was lost in the flood of other projects being filed before the year’s end. Then YIMBY revealed renderings of the project in May. Filings have not been approved yet by the DOB, but Boaz Gilad, the developer, is still actively filing for permits. The 36,747 square-foot building will feature 4,948 square feet on the ground floor for two retail units, and the residential units above will average 1,062 square feet. Feingold & Gregory Architects is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2014 to remove two three-story townhouses and a retail building.
Last year, YIMBY brought you news of Icon Realty’s planned 14-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 1562 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, and now the developer is planning another luxury residential and retail building at 1538-1546 2nd Avenue, a block to the south, between 80th and 81st Streets. According to the New York Post, demolition is underway to remove existing tenement buildings. Although applications are not on file for 1538 2nd Avenue, construction is expected to start in early 2016, or around the same time as their project at 1562 2nd Avenue.
Nearly a year ago, YIMBY brought you news of Macklowe’s 23-story, 52-unit mixed-use building planned at 100 University Place, in Greenwich Village, and now schematic diagrams have surfaced of the building’s form, per Curbed. The 107,965 square-foot building will have 13,075 and 1,050 square feet of commercial and community space, respectively, spanning the ground floor. Condos will average 2,076 square feet each. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record, and the existing four-story building is getting prepped for demolition.
Vornado Realty Trust is exploring the idea of converting the 27-story, 473,000 square-foot office building at 20 Broad Street, in the Financial District, into residential units, according to Crain’s. Vornado may decide to keep the building as office space, but could also purchase and demolish the building once New York Stock Exchange vacates the building next year; their lease of 381,000 square feet expires in August. Currently, Vornado ground-leases the property.