The four-story commercial building at 319 Bowery, in the East Village, is currently being gut-renovated into three full-floor residential units and ground floor retail, according to EV Grieve. The retail portion will span 1,500 square feet in the 5,090 square-foot building, and residential units will average 1,200 square feet. Steve Croman is redeveloping the property, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects is the applicant of record.
Silvershore Properties has acquired the four-story mixed-use building at 149 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, for $2.8 million. The firm plans to overhaul and expand the building, according to Bowery Boogie. Two stories will be added on top, and two duplex apartments and retail units will be carved out of the existing structure. Permits have yet to be filed with the DOB.
New York State’s Court of Appeals has approved New York University’s planned four-building, 1.9 million square-foot expansion at their Greenwich Village campus, according to the Daily News, rejecting a bid by NIMBYs to block the school’s continued growth. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20-40 East Houston Street (aka 181 Mercer Street), as well as the single-story retail buildings at 130 Bleecker Street and 535-555 LaGuardia Place, will be demolished. Completion of the entire expansion is expected by 2035.
Property owner Lipa Rubin, of Hess Management, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 120 Skillman Street, in the northwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 8,085 square feet, and a commercial portion will span 1,490 square feet on the ground floor. There will be two units per floor, measuring an average 825 square feet. Boaz Golani’s BMG Design Build is designing, and an existing two-story home was filed for demolition in April.
Adam America and MSD Partners have acquired the development site at 22-12 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City — a few blocks south of Court Square stations serviced by the 7, E, M, and G trains — for $43.5 million. According to Crain’s Business, the developers plan to construct an 11-story, 186-unit mixed-use building measuring 210,000 square feet. A 5,000 square-foot retail portion is planned for the ground floor, and both ODA and Issac & Stern are designing. A small single-story structure must first be removed.