Foundation work is underway at 89 Dekalb Avenue, the site of a 30-story mixed-use building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR, the 348-foot-tall structure will span 289,000 square feet and yield 324 rental apartments with 98 rent-stabilized units, as well as 54,000 square feet of academic space for Long Island University, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, two loading berths, nearly 15,000 square feet of amenities, and an enclosed parking garage for up to 198 vehicles with electric vehicle charging stations. RXR LIU PII Developer TRS LLC is listed as the owner and LRC Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot by the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story community building at 5921 Palisade Avenue in Riverdale, The Bronx. Located near the intersection of Sigma Place and Palisade Avenue, the lot is near the MetroNorth Riverdale station, serviced by the Hudson line. Riverspring Hebrew Home at Riverdale is listed as the owner behind the applications.
At number six on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is The Orchard, an 811-foot-tall residential residential skyscraper at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by BLDG Management Company under the Building Orchard LLC, the 69-story structure will span 635,000 square feet and yield 824 rental units with nearly 200 designated as affordable housing, as well as 13,000 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of amenities, and a two-story parking garage with 207 spaces. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and 42-02 Orchard Street and occupies a full city block along Jackson Avenue between Queens and Orchard Streets.
The 26th-tallest building on our annual year-end construction countdown is 1522 First Avenue, a 30-story medical office building rising in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Extell Development Company, the 449-foot-tall structure will yield 400,000 square feet of Class A office space and retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels. The Hospital for Special Surgery will serve as the anchor tenant, occupying 200,000 square feet across the first eight stories of the building. Ancora Engineering is the engineer of record and Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 403 East 79th Street and located between East 79th and 80th Streets.