New buildings replace old ones quite frequently, and skylines evolve. It isn’t very often that a development literally redraws the map, but that’s what has happened with Hudson Lights, located in downtown Fort Lee, N.J.
Brooklyn-based RedSky Capital has filed applications for a two-story, 7,986-square-foot retail building at 204 Bedford Avenue, in North Williamsburg. The project will contain 3,675 square feet of commercial-retail space along the cellar, ground, and second floors. The 32-foot-tall structure will be topped by a roof terrace. Jessica Wetter’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story mixed-use building; demolition permits were filed in August. The Bedford Avenue stop on the L train is two blocks away.
Foundation work is now underway on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 21-10 44th Drive, in Long Island City’s Court Square section. A photo of the site can be seen in an update by The Court Square Blog. The project will eventually encompass 22,328 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level to its roof. There will be 2,710 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor and the residential units above should average 1,018 square feet apiece. The retail and residential units will all be condominiums. Kora Developers and BK Developers are the developers, and Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt is the architect. Completion is expected in late 2018, per on-site signage.
The Othman family is partnering with an unknown developer to build an eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building at 801 Washington Avenue, located at the corner of Lincoln Place in western Crown Heights. The plans are still in the preliminary stages.
A major step forward for the New York City skyline was taken on Tuesday morning. Elected officials joined developers to celebrate the official groundbreaking for One Vanderbilt.