A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the 28-story, 280-unit mixed-use tower under development at 587 Main Street, in downtown New Rochelle, in southern Westchester County. The project is a redevelopment of the abandoned two-story Loew’s Theater, Westfair reported. The theater’s façade will be preserved and restored, while the performance space will be converted into a 10,000-square-foot black box theater. In addition, the base will include 17,000 square feet of commercial space and a 234-car parking garage. The residential units in the tower will be rentals. RXR Realty, Brause Realty, and ABS Partners Real Estate are the developers. Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S) is the architect and completion is expected in late 2018.
The City Council has voted to approve a 15-story, 400-unit mixed-use development planned at 127 East 107th Street, located on the southern end of East Harlem. The vote essentially represents the completion of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the project, which awaits Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature. The project, dubbed Lexington Gardens II, will encompass 411,725 square feet and will be built on much of the block bound by East 107th and 108th streets and Park and Lexington avenues.
BK Developers and RYBAK Development have acquired, for $11.5 million, the development site at 88 Withers Street, located on the corner of Leonard Street in northern Williamsburg, Real Estate Weekly reported. The site boasts plans, green-lighted by the Department of Buildings in 2015, for a nine-story, 33-unit mixed-use project measuring 39,815 square feet. The new building would include 2,768 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units on the third through ninth floors. The apartments should average 938 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects is the architect. When YIMBY visited the site in the spring, the site’s former single-story warehouse had been demolished.
Construction is now up to the 17th floor on the 42-story, 1,028-unit mixed-use complex under development at 606 West 57th Street, located on a large portion of the block bounded by West 56th and 57th streets and 11th and 12th avenues in Hell’s Kitchen. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums.
Property owner Nachman Mechlovitz, head of Lazer Marble and Granite Corp., has filed applications for a two-story, 4,327-square-foot retail building at 1049 Dahill Road, in Mapleton. The ground and second floors will be used for retail space, likely for Mechlovitz’s business, which is located next door. The building will also have a three-car parking garage and storage space in the cellar. Hudson Valley-based Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot plot is occupied by a dilapidated single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.