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252 South Street

80-Story, 815-Unit One Manhattan Square Rises to 15th Floor at 252 South Street, Lower East Side

Construction has reached the 15th floor on the 80-story, 815-unit mixed-use tower under development at 252 South Street, in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side. The latest construction progress can be seen thanks to photos taken by Tectonic and posted to the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the tower, dubbed One Manhattan Square, will eventually rise 823 feet to its pinnacle and encompass 1,261,612 square feet. The ground floor will contain 23,167 square feet of retail space. The residential units, condominiums, will begin on the fifth floor. The apartments will come in one- to three-bedroom configurations and should average 1,364 square feet apiece. A separate 13-story, 205-unit component will contain exclusively affordable rental units. Extell Development Company is the developer and Adamson Associates Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2019.


121 East 22nd Street

Reveal for OMA-Designed 18-Story, 133-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 121 East 22nd Street, Gramercy

In May, schematic drawings offered a first glimpse of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture-designed 18-story, 133-unit mixed-use complex at 121 East 22nd Street (a.k.a. 122 East 23rd Street), in Gramercy. A rendering has now been revealed of the main 18-story tower portion, to rise on the corner of East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue, Archdaily reported. The latest building permits indicate the complex, comprised of 18- and 13-story components, will encompass 275,387 square feet, unchanged from May. There will be 12,125 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The units above will be condominiums ranging from studios to five-bedrooms, averaging 1,492 square feet apiece. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The block-thru site has been cleared of its four-story predecessors. Completion is expected in 2018.


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Five-Building, 992-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Project La Central Approved by City Council

YIMBY revealed renderings and reported on new building applications last year for La Central, a five-building, 992-unit mixed-use development planned on an assemblage of vacant lots at 430 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project required approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). That process was nearly completed on Wednesday, when the City Council voted to approve the proposal, the Daily News reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio still has to sign off on it. Assuming his honor does, construction would be carried out in two phases, with the first phase to be completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. The buildings will range from eight to 25 stories and all 992 apartments will be designated as affordable or supportive housing. The majority will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, although 160 will be supportive units. Over 45,000 square feet of retail is planned, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facilities.

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2002 Surf Avenue

Reveal for Nine-Story, 135-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Building at 2002 Surf Avenue, Coney Island

A rendering has been revealed of the nine-story, 135-unit mixed-use building planned at 3003 West 21st Street (a.k.a. 2002 Surf Avenue), on Coney Island. Addition details have also emerged since new building applications were filed in April. The 118,743-square-foot structure will contain a mix of affordable and supportive housing, with 53 apartments to be rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, and 82 apartments to house homeless veterans. The units will all be one-bedrooms and should average 733 square feet apiece. There will also be 7,815 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Long Island-based Concern for Independent Living and Georgica Green Ventures are the developers. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect and completion is expected in 2018.

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138 East 50th Street

Foundation Work Underway for 63-Story, 124-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 138 East 50th Street, Midtown East

Excavation work is nearly complete and construction has started on the foundation of the planned 63-story, 124-unit mixed-use building at 138 East 50th Street, in Midtown East. The latest photo was captured by YIMBY Forums user ILNY/NY Construction Photography. The most recent building permits indicate the project will rise 803 feet above street level and measure 253,222 square feet. There will be 4,588 square feet of retail space across the cellar and ground floors. The residential units, condominiums, should average 1,706 square feet apiece. The number of units listed on permits, 124, is up quite a bit from what YIMBY reported a year ago, 91, when renderings were revealed. Ceruzzi Properties is the developer and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is the design architect. SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Completion in 2018 is probable.


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