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.
Developer Six Sigma has acquired, for $3.92 million, 4,900 square feet of High Line Transfer Corridor air rights for its planned 10-story, 61-unit condominium project at 517 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. The development rights will be used to build larger and taller, the New York Post reported. Not including the recently-acquired air rights, the 9,875-square-foot site can accommodate up to 74,260 square feet of residential space, plus an additional 24,490 square feet of commercial or community space. Plans have not been filed with the Buildings Department, although demolition permits were filed in August for the existing six-story warehouse. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
Construction has topped out on the 28-story mixed-use building under development at 577 Ninth Avenue, located between West 41st and 42nd streets in Hell’s Kitchen. Progress on the project, dubbed Pod Times Square, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 218,872 square feet and rises 300 feet to its main roof, or 363 feet to the top of its bulkhead.